86% of new power added in Europe last year came from renewables

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3 March 2017

Source: WindEurope, Wind in power: 2016 European statistics

Renewable energy accounted for 86% of all new European power installations in 2016 - 21.1 gigawatts (GW) of a total 24.5 GW of new power capacity.

Wind power installed more than any other form of power generation in Europe last year, accounting for 51% of total power capacity installations and generating almost 300 terawatt-hour - covering 10.4% of the European's electricity demand.

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