Gas displaced coal in Europe's shrinking thermal gap 2019: EnAppSys


Coal down 159 TWh on year, gas up 55 TWh

Hydro, nuclear down combined 76 TWh

Demand shrinks, emissions seen sharply lower

London — Gas displaced coal in Europe's shrinking fossil-fired generation sector in 2019 as strong gains for wind and reduced demand helped to offset falling nuclear and hydro, energy consultancy EnAppSys said in its annual report Tuesday.

Coal- and lignite-fired generation across Europe fell by a combined 159 TWh to 420 TWh, EnAppsSys said based on its analysis of aggregated TSO data on the Entso-e platform.