New record: on Monday, 20% of Europe’s energy came from wind



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Renewable energy is continuing its surge. Three days ago, 19.8% of European electricity demand was met by wind energy

A secondary record was also reported. There was never as much offshore wind energy in Europe — 11484 MW were generated across the continent, as reported by the industry group Wind Europe on its website. Over the entire day, onshore wind produced 1,360GWh of electricity and offshore wind 251GWh of electricity, in a rather steady course over the day.

These are the countries with the highest shares of wind in their electricity production:

1. Denmark: 83% = 74 GWh
2. Ireland: 54% = 51 GWh
3. Germany: 42% = 576 GWh
4. Portugal: 29% = 39 GWh
5. United Kingdom: 29% = 210 GWh
6. Netherlands: 25% = 72 GWh
7. Spain: 24% = 160 GWh
8. Belgium: 19% = 40 GWh
9. France: 15% = 166 GWh
10. Italy: 12% = 101 GWh