'Symbolic moment': Renewables speed past fossil fuels as EU's biggest source of electricity

Cecilia Keating
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New wind and solar installations powered renewables growing share of EU electricity generation | Credit: Steve Oliver
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New wind and solar installations powered renewables growing share of EU electricity generation | Credit: Steve Oliver

Clean energy generated a historic 40 per cent of the bloc's electricity in the first half of 2020, according to green think tank Ember

Clean energy generated more electricity than fossil fuels in the EU over the first six months of 2020, largely due to a raft of new solar and wind installations dominating an electricity market pinched...

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