Energy Transition in the Power Sector in Europe: State of Affairs in 2016

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Published 01/31/2017 by Dave Jones & Mara Marthe Kleiner (Agora Energiewende)

Gas replaced coal, and hence European power sector emissions fell drastically by 4.5 %. European coal generation fell by 94 TWh and gas generation increased by 101 TWh, resulting in 48 Mt less CO2 emitted. Half of this happened in the UK, but also Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Greece saw switching from coal to gas. However, gas generation was far from reaching a record – it is still 168 TWh below the 2010 level, showing that more coal-gas switching is possible without new infrastructure



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