25 Sep '14, 4pm

European Nations Increasing Electricity Generation Using No-Carbon Sources

Penetration rates of no-carbon generation have increased from 50 percent to 56 percent in recent years in Europe, as European Union countries work toward renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. Increasing levels of renewable generation, along with nuclear generation, mean that many European countries generate a large share of their electricity from no-carbon sources. No-carbon sources generate power while releasing virtually no carbon dioxide emissions, and include geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, solar (both utility scale and distributed solar), tidal and wind generation. Although biomass power plants emit carbon dioxide during operation, the full life cycle of biomass fuels is often considered to be carbon neutral for the purposes of satisfying these countries' goals. France, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland each generated more than 90 percent of...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/95883-european-nations-inc...

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