Reduction in GHG gas emissions from renewable electricity in the EU-28 2006-2017

This graph shows the gross reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to the increase in renewable electricity consumption from 2005 to 2017. It clearly shows that GHG emissions have been reducing annually since 2005. The avoided GHG emissions in Europe peaked in 2015 at 331 Mtoe, and is expected to reduce further in 2017 to 358 Mtoe.

Estimated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions attributable to renewable electricity consumption in the European Union (EU-28) from 2006 to 2017

GHG emission reductions in million metric tons of CO2 equivalent
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

EU

Survey time period

2005 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*MtCO2 = Million metric tons of CO2
**2017 data is proxy

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