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Solar and wind allowed the EU to save €11 billion in gas imports

Renewable energies have allowed the European Union to avoid €99 billion in fossil gas imports since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, with an increase of €11 billion compared to last year thanks to record growth in wind and solar capacity, according to a new report. Wind and solar generated a record 24% of EU electricity from March to September this year (345 terawatt hours), growing a record 39 TWh year-on-year, up from 21% of EU electricity in the same period last year. Nineteen EU countries achieved a wind and solar record, including France (14%), Italy (20%), Poland (17%) and Spain (35%). The record increase in wind and solar compared to last year avoided the need for eight billion cubic metres of additional fossil gas at a cost of €11 billion. It also helped mitigate the reduction in hydroelectricity generation caused by droughts and a decline in nuclear production caused by maintenance and a series of failures in the French nuclear fleet. “Wind and solar are already helping European citizens,” said Chris Rosslowe, senior analyst at Ember. “But the future potential is even greater,” he added.

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  • Edwin wangombe

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    Renewable energy is a life save and the transition to a green sustainable world should be achieved ASAP

    • We Don't Have Time

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      Dear Sarah Chabane Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Ember and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Muhammad We Don't Have Time

      • Muhammad Fahd Khan

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        Do the right, and save money too.

        • MarkosDiego

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          • Peter Kamau

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            That's the magic of renewable energy.It not only help save money but also saves the planet

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