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Renewables to Exceed Fossil Fuels in European Generation by 2020

Renewable Energy World.Com

3 April 2013

LONDON — Europe’s share of generation capacity using renewable sources will rise to at least 40 percent by 2020, exceeding capacity fueled by coal, natural gas and oil, according to the region’s grid operators group Entsoe.

Renewable electricity output capacity will grow by about 50 percent to 512 gigawatts by the end of the decade, Entsoe said in a report published today. Generation capacity using fossil fuels may rise 0.7 percent to 471 gigawatts in the same period. Nuclear production accounts for most of the rest, according to Entsoe’s figures.  Read more

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