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.
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.