Climate: 19 EU countries are producing record amounts of renewable electricity

According to a study, since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the European Union has produced more electricity from wind and sun than ever before.

Climate: 19 EU countries are producing record amounts of renewable electricity

According to a study, since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the European Union has produced more electricity from wind and sun than ever before. Between March and September, almost a quarter of the electricity in the EU came from solar and wind power, according to a study by organizations Ember and E3G.

Last year it was 21 percent in the period compared to 24 percent this year. A total of 345 terawatt hours came from the two renewable sources - an increase of 39 terawatt hours compared to 2021.

According to the study, Germany has also achieved a record with 104 terawatt hours of electricity from the sun and wind since March. That corresponds to about a third of all electricity. According to the analysts, a total of 19 EU countries have achieved records in electricity production with the two renewable energies - such as France, Italy, Poland and Spain.

The record production saved the EU around 11 billion euros in gas purchases, it said. "Wind and solar power are already helping European citizens," said Ember's Chris Rosslowe. "But the future potential is even greater." The EU's plans to accelerate the energy transition in view of the war in Ukraine would have to be implemented by the EU states and the European Parliament. Negotiations are currently under way.

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