CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

Wind power supplied 15% of the electricity consumed in Europe in 2019

Year after year, the share of wind power in European electricity production is increasing. It reached 15% in 2019 according to the association of industry professionals, WindEurope, which draws its figures from Entso-E, the association of European electricity network operators. In 2018, wind energy provided 14% of current demand, and the previous year, 11.6%.
Wind power supplied 15% of the electricity consumed in Europe in 2019

This average increase on the Old Continent masks very strong disparities between the Danish champion (where the wind supplied 48% of electricity in 2019) and the Slovak red lantern (0%). France, with 7%, is in 18th position.

Europe now has an installed capacity of 205 gigawatts (GW), the equivalent of 128 EPR-type nuclear reactors. Defenders of the atom always point out that these power comparisons have a limited value since a nuclear reactor and an intermittent wind turbine do not produce the same number of hours in the year.

More than 15 GW of new wind capacity went into service last year, notes WindEurope, including 3.6 GW at sea. Two-thirds of the turbines installed offshore in 2019 were in British waters. The UK produced 22% of its electricity from modern windmills, half of which are offshore wind turbines. France, which embarked on the Sarkozy quinquennium in offshore wind projects, has still not succeeded, in particular because of the numerous legal remedies.

WindEurope stresses the progress of the installations but considers it still insufficient to meet the ambitious objectives of the European Commission's Green Pact. To this end, the new capacity installed each year should be twice as large as in 2019, said Giles Dickson, president of WindEurope.