Electricity mix in the EU: the Renewable, for the first time in front

a Lot of Wind and sun, as well as a crisis-induced consumption slump have brought the Renewable generation in the first half of the year, a record. In the EU, t

Electricity mix in the EU: the Renewable, for the first time in front

a Lot of Wind and sun, as well as a crisis-induced consumption slump have brought the Renewable generation in the first half of the year, a record. In the EU, their share in the electricity mix was 40 percent for the first time, the share of fossil-generated electricity. This fell to 34 per cent. A year ago, it was almost exactly the other way. The Rest is mostly on the nuclear power.

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With 21 percent, about half of the Renewable generation from wind turbines and solar plants came accordingly. Especially February was exceptionally stormy, and the second quarter is very Sunny. Behind it is the hydro power with 13%, and biomass with 6 percent.

The Numbers are, the environment have worn guards of the British think tank, Ember together. You are the F. A., for example. The of foundations such as the WWF-funded Association speaks of a "symbolic Moment in the Transition of the European electricity sector" and stressed that especially the particularly climate-damaging coal and lignite has clearly lost ground. In fact, the fall in the production share is on the conventional side of the carbon first and foremost, due to.

Overall, it was converted into electricity in the first half of this year in the 27 EU countries, a third less coal than in the first half of last year. The largest decline took place in Germany. Poland pushed for the first time slightly in front of the Federal Republic of Germany to the top of the coal Romer fossils. Although nuclear power plants have suffered in France, Sweden and Belgium also larger losses. Less Gas was converted into electricity in countries such as Italy and Spain. In Germany and the Netherlands the share of Gas increased slightly. The bottom line is that coal is experiencing nearly twice as large, Minus the fossil-fuel power plants as a whole.

"This is good news"

For a power plant operator, the Numbers in nature do not come under unexpectedly. So be known for some time that the coal from the two sides of equipment under pressure, it means: of the Renewable sources, from spring to autumn on the one Gas to the other; so Romer of emissionsärmerem Gas benefit Lapse, in particular, by the persistently high CO2 price in the European emissions trading scheme. In fact, in recent years, as more coal-fired power plants were converted to seasonal operation, so, in fact, withdrawn from the network, in order to be in the sun-poor Winter re-booted.

The sudden change in the fuel mix explained in the operator, however, with the slump in demand in the Corona-crisis. "The fact that the Renewables have gained in the last half of the year, in proportion to it, is a little surprising," said a spokesman for the East German energy provider Leag. "Crisis in the power plants not run due to full capacity. The situation on the electricity market is not optimal, but it's worth it still, brown coal-fired generation omen.“

Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 06:19

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