Covid-19 response accelerates the renewable transition, according to Wärtsilä

POWER TECHNOLOGY | Renewable energy has reached a 43% share of generation, according to analysis by Wärtsilä. Source: Thomas RichterCoal-based power generation has fallen by 25.5% across the European Union and the UK in the first three months of 2020, compared to 2019, as a result of the response to Covid-19. At the same time, renewable energy has reached a 43% share of generation, according to analysis by Wärtsilä, the Finnish technology group.


The impact is even more obvious in the past month, as coal generation collapsed by almost one third between 10 March and 10 April compared to the same period in 2019, making up 12% of total EU and UK generation. In comparison, renewables accounted for 46% of energy generation – an increase of 8% compared to 2019.


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