14 Feb '12, 4pm

68% of Europe's New Electricity Came From Wind & Solar Power Last Year

68% of Europe's New Electricity Came From Wind & Solar Power Last Year

It's that time of year when renewable energy stats for the previous year are released in abundance, the latest coming from the European Wind Energy Association . These show that 21% of new electrical capacity in Europe came from wind power in 2011—only a percentage point less than newly installed natural gas-fired plants. Combine that with, as Think Progress points out, 47% of new electricity coming from solar power and you get to the headline above. Breaking down those stats, in 2011 9.6 gigawatts of wind power was installed, taking wind power up to 10% of all electrical capacity in the European Union. For solar PV, an additional 21 GW was brought online, increasing the percentage to 5% of all electrical capacity. Other renewable energy sources, concentrating solar power, biomass, hydro power, geothermal added under 1% to just over 1% each. 5% of Europe's new electricity ...

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