European Commision: 37% of electricity from fossil fuels, 38% from RES

Published: 29.10.2021 Related countries:  New Zealand New Zealand, Australia Australia

Compared to 2019, greenhouse gas emissions in the EU27 have fallen by almost 10%. To date, nine EU member states have phased out coal-fired power generation

Renewable energy (RES) was for the first time a more important source than fossil fuels in the EU in 2020. 38% of electricity was made from RES, while fossil fuels were the source for 37% of electricity generation. This stems from to the State of the Energy Union reports adopted by the European Commission (EC).  

To date, nine EU member states have phased out coal-fired power generation, 13 countries have committed to phase out coal-fired power generation and four countries are considering possible timetables.  

Compared to 2019, greenhouse gas emissions in the EU27 have fallen by almost 10%. The decline is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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