Report: Fossil fuels' share in EU power mix at lowest level since records began
Fossil fuels produced just 33% of the EU's power in the first half of this year, the lowest share on record based on data going back to 1990.
The main reason was lower electricity demand, which meant rising renewable energy output could meet a bigger proportion of electricity demand, the think tank Ember said. Mild weather, consumption-cutting policies and high gas and power prices, in the wake of Russia slashing gas deliveries to Europe last year, have encouraged industries and consumers to curb energy use.
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