Natural gas consumption fell sharply in the first half of 2022

thermal power stations results in conversion losses. (photo: Jonas Smith/ Flickr)
August 23rd, 2022 3:19 pm| by Didong Zhao
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According to quarterly data published by Energistyrelsen, natural gas consumption fell by almost 30 percent in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in the previous year, while oil and coal consumption increased by 19.4 and 1.1 percent respectively.

The statistics also show that consumption of renewable energy, including wind and solar power, increased by 3.7 percent.

Increased production of renewable energy
Due to better wind conditions, Danish wind turbines produced 28.5 percent more electricity in the first half of 2022 than in the previous year, meaning that the share of wind power in the electricity supply rose from 41 to 52 percent.

At the same time, electricity generation from solar cells is 63.9 percent higher than in the same period in 2021 due to significantly more hours of sunshine and better technology.

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