Europe’s Dramatic Decline Of Renewable Energy Uptake

  • Date: 08/05/19
  • Ed Hoskins

The rate of renewable energy installations in the EU in 2018 was less than half the maximum level achieved in 2010.  Both onshore Wind power and Solar PV are demising rapidly.

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In 2017 the EU28 represented only ~10% of the global CO2 emissions and power generation in the EU only accounted for about one quarter of those CO2 emissions, transport, industry and space heating accounting for the remainder.

The ~10% EU28 proportion of global emissions will diminish further as India, China and all other developing nations continue to use coal as their cheapest fuel for electricity generation, in contradiction to the spirit of the Paris Climate Accord. […]

EurObservER is a Renewables promoting organisation supported by the European Union.  They publish as promotional material for Renewables, the installations and output achieved on an annual basis.  These data have been collated since 2008 to develop this post.

The current time series EurObservER data up till 2018 shows a significant diminution of Weather Dependent Renewable installations.  The 2018 installation rate is less than half the maximum level achieved in 2010.  Both onshore Wind power and Solar PV are demising rapidly.

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