More than one third of electricity consumed in the EU is from renewable sources

Renewable energy sources accounted for 37 percent of gross electricity consumption in the EU in 2020, compared to 34 percent of a year earlier, published Eurostat.


Wind and hydro power together account for more than two-thirds of the total electricity generated from renewable sources, 36 percent and 33 percent, respectively. The remaining third of electricity comes from solar power (14 percent), solid biofuels (eight percent) and other renewable sources (eight percent), reports MIA news agency.

In the analysis of Eurostat, it is indicated that solar power is the fastest growing source, as in 2018 it had accounted for only one percent of the total electricity consumption in the EU, while in 2020 it has increased to 14 percent. Among the EU member states, Austria (78 percent) and Sweden (75 percent) had the highest electricity consumption from renewable sources, but also Denmark (65 percent) and Portugal (58 percent). The lowest share of electricity from renewable sources was in Malta, only 10 percent, Hungary and Cyprus (12 percent each), Luxembourg (14 percent) and the Czech Republic (15 percent).


Translation: N. Cvetkovska

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