EU Wind, Solar Grow 65% in Four Years

Since the current European Commission took office in 2019, EU wind and solar capacity has grown by 65% (+188GW), displacing fossil fuel generation and driving down emissions, according to new analysis from Ember.

Wind capacity increased by 31% (+52 GW) to reach 219GW in 2023.

Solar capacity has surged even faster, more than doubling (+113%) from 120GW to 257GW, Ember found.

This new wind and solar capacity resulted in a 46% (+226 TWh) combined increase in generation from 2019 to 2023 and propelled wind and solar’s share in the EU electricity mix from 17% in 2019 to over a quarter in 2023 (27%).

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