Policy & Regulation

Renewables boom could reduce gas-for-power demand

A report by the International Renewable Energy Association suggests gas-for-power demand could fall as a result of growth in renewables A report by the International Renewable Energy Association suggests gas-for-power demand could fall as a result of growth in renewables.
By Andreas Walstad 28 February 2018 0 29772

Faster uptake of renewable energy in Europe could reduce overall power production from gas-fired power plants, according to a recent study by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA).

Fossil fuel consumption in the EU28 in 2030

Under IRENA’s REmap scenario – which simulates an accelerated deployment of wind and solar capacity compared with its reference case – the amount of power generated from gas declines, the agency said in a report released earlier this month. Low capacity factors could be a...