RES stake in electricity production keeps rising
According to Eurostat, solar energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source.
Electricity consumption in the EU was increased by 37% due to renewable energy sources production in 2020 (from 34% in 2019) while in Greece this percentage rose to 35% according to Eurostat data released.
Wind and hydroelectric power accounted for more than two-thirds of the total electricity generated from renewable sources (36% and 33%, respectively).
The remaining third of electricity production was generated by solar energy (14%), solid biofuels (8%) and other renewable sources (8%).
According to Eurostat, solar energy is the fastest growing renewable energy source: in 2008 it accounted for only 1% of the electricity consumed in the EU.
Among the Member States, the highest percentage (over 70%) of renewable energy sources were produced in Austria (78%) and Sweden (75%).
Renewable electricity production was also high, accounting for more than half of the electricity consumed in Denmark (65%), Portugal (58%), Croatia and Latvia (both 53%).