EU Power Sector 2015

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*** Please note, the Italian data is incorrect due to a change in ENTSOE reporting and how the category ‘Renewables’ was classified.  ***

Today, Sandbag releases a review of the European power sector in 2015.

2015 saw a record increase in renewables generation, equal to 2.5% of European electricity demand. But despite this, power sector CO2 emissions are expected to fall by only about 0.5%.

Our ETS emissions forecast to 2020 remains unchanged, which is for emissions to fall 21% from 2014 to 2020. This equates to 30% economy-wide CO2 cuts by 2020, far surpassing the EU target of 20% cut by 2020.


Photo by Mervyn Chan


Posted on

28 January 2016