How much electricity did renewables generate in 2020? What impact did the Corona pandemic have on European electricity consumption? And what does Europe need to do in the next ten years to meet the new 2030 climate target of 55 percent greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to 1990?
For the fifth year in a row, the two think tanks Agora Energiewende and Ember (formerly Sandbag) have teamed up to produce a comprehensive report on the state of the energy transition in the power sector in Europe. This annual overview uses up-to-date statistical data to illustrate key developments in the European power sector through easy-to-understand graphs and charts. The focus is on electricity generation, electricity consumption, CO2 emissions, and the performance of the EU-27 and the United Kingdom.
On Thursday, 4 February, the study was presented in an online event by the authors Matthias Buck, Head of European Energy Policy at Agora Energiewende, Fabian Hein, Analyst at Agora Energiewende, and Dave Jones, Senior Analyst at Ember. The 1,5 hour event was held in English and included a Q & A session.
The slides can be found in the download section below.
The recording can be found above.