European countries smash records for wind-power generation


Countries across Europe broke their record for most wind-generated power in a month during March 2019.

According the new statistics by the International Energy Agency, which suggest that France achieved a new record, at 4,916GWh, Lithuania generating 179GWh, Sweden achieving 2,373GWh, and Italy producing 2,443GWh.

Germany produced a massive 16,594GWh, Denmark reaching it’s third-highest levits highest month on record, producing 1,869GWh. This meant that the country was able to generate 78.3% of its power for the month from renewable energy.

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The combined total combined generation within the above countries which form part of the organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Europe was 306.1TWh, but 42.9% of this was generated from renewable sources.

Across the whole of the OECD, the renewable portion of the mix amounted to 30.7%, rising by 2% year-on-year.

Coal power was also down 12% across the OECD compared to March 2018.