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Rise in coal use and decline in hydropower cancelled out EU gains in renewables this year

The European Union’s transition to green energy sources was disrupted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sever Europe’s gas supply. Faced with mounting energy costs and the threat of energy shortages, EU policymakers revived coal-fired power plants, and a scorching summer depleted production in hydropower, offsetting the continent’s expansion in solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources.
For EU climate advocates, the last year has been one of running to stand still. In the year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe managed to reduce its… …read more

Source:: Peterson Institute for International Economics


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