By 2030, Wood Mackenzie expects wind, solar and batteries to dominate Europe’s grid mix. But it may be happening even sooner.
In the first half of 2020, renewables (defined as solar, wind, hydro and biomass) beat out fossil fuels on the European grid for the first time. They didn’t just beat out coal — they beat out all fossil fuels put together.
This week on The Energy Gang, we’ll look at what the milestone means.
Then, 30 major companies have come together in a new joint lobbying organization to flex their united power for clean energy. Will it make renewables a bigger political force? And what will they be fighting for?
Finally, your view of Texas is probably out of date. We look at the dawn of Big Solar in Texas and peek at the ERCOT interconnection queue: it’s almost all green.
- Danish Startup ‘Tomorrow’: Global Real-Time Carbon Intensity Map of Electricity
- Climate Home News: Renewables Overtake Fossil Fuels in EU Electricity Generation
- Forbes: European Renewables Just Crushed Fossil Fuels. Here’s How It Happened
- Johannes vd Bosch: Twitter thread about renewables in Germany
- E&E News: AWEA, Clean Energy Companies Join Forces for Lobbying
- Greentech Media: AWEA Introduces New Trade Group
- Recharge: AWEA and Power Giants Plan New Body ‘to Make Renewables Dominant’
- Texas Observer: Texas Solar Hits a Turning Point
- Jigar Shah LinkedIn post
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