7. Europe’s electricity demand was down 4% in 2020, reaching lows in April at the peak of Covid-19 lockdowns.
This mostly impacted coal - though it was limited by a bounce-back in demand and below-average nuclear generation.
EU Power Sector in 2020: ember-climate.org/project/eu-pow…pic.twitter.com/JqIrjtmmVk
6. Fossil gas generation only fell 4% in 2020, supplying 20% of Europe’s electricity. This is more than in 2015.
Although wind and solar are replacing coal, no country has started to see them significantly replacing gas.
EU Power Sector in 2020: ember-climate.org/project/eu-pow…pic.twitter.com/r9y5jrzCrm