The power sector will play a crucial role in attaining the European climate targets, which aim to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030, compared to 1990. Tracking progress in the power sector is hence of utmost importance.
For the second year in a row, Sandbag and Agora Energiewende have joined forces to present the state of the energy transition in the European power sector, to update what happened in 2017. Key topics include renewables growth, conventional power generation, power consumption, and CO2 emissions. We also make this data available to download in order to enable others to perform up-to-date analysis without needing to reinvent the wheel.
Overall, it is clear that whilst the energy transition in the power sector is generally heading in the right direction, a lot of work remains to ensure its implementation is as effective, cheap, secure and fair as possible.
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