Europe achieves record clean power start in 2024

Europe’s power producers set a new record by generating 268.5 TWh of clean electricity in January 2024, marking the second consecutive month of record-high clean generation.

  • Clean power now constitutes 59.5% of total electricity generation in Europe, up from 56% in 2023.
  • Fossil fuel generation declined to 186 TWh, the lowest for January since 2015.
  • Solar output, up 33%, played a key role, reflecting expanded capacity.

Europe’s commitment to clean energy, evident in renewable capacity growth, positions the region well for further clean power milestones while constituting a challenge to ensure safety and reliability for power grids in the coming years.