New analysis by energy think tank Ember reveals that, for the first time, solar panels generated a tenth of EU-27 electricity during their peak months of June and July this year.
The Global Electricity Review analyses electricity data from every country in the world to give an accurate view of the global electricity transition in 2020.
COVID-19 demand shock may mean coal power has already passed its peak – if India delivers its wind and solar targets.
Ember’s latest report showed that renewables overtook fossil fuels to become the EU’s main source of electricity in 2020.
In the next decade renewables are set to double and coal power to halve – but seven countries will cause the EU to miss its emissions targets.
Analysis reveals that the EU countries set to receive most of the Just Transition Fund plan to stick with coal – or swap it for fossil gas.