European utilities burned more gas and coal for power generation in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year to compensate for lower hydropower and nuclear output.
Spanish utility Endesa said in its H1 results in late July that mainland output from its gas-fired power plants increased by 65% year on year for the period, to 4.7 TWh. Meanwhile, coal-fired generation increased by 77%, to 11.7 TWh, while hydro production fell by 38%, to 3 TWh.
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