Renewables surge, coal declines: The inside track on Europe's clean energy transition

Michael Holder
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Emissions from EU's power sector fell in 2018
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Emissions from EU's power sector fell in 2018

Renewables deliver a third of EU power, emissions keep falling, but lignite clings on - all the key takeaways from Sandbag and Agora Energiewende's latest annual assessment

The rise of renewables in the European energy mix has become a well-worn story that continues to instil hope in the battle against climate change. Costs of technologies such as solar, wind, and batteries...

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