In 2020, renewable energy accounted for 37% of gross electricity consumption in the EU, up from 34% in 2019, according to Eurostat data released today.

Wind and hydroelectric power accounted for more than two-thirds of the total electricity generated from renewable sources (36% and 33%, respectively). The remaining one third of electricity came from solar energy (14%), solid biofuels (8%) and other renewable sources (8%). According to Eurostat, solar energy is the fastest growing source: in 2008 it accounted for only 1% of the electricity consumed in the EU.

In Greece, 35% of the electricity consumed in 2020 was produced from renewable sources.

Among the Member States, the highest percentage (over 70%) of renewable energy sources were produced in Austria (78%) and Sweden (75%). Renewable electricity generation was also high, accounting for more than half of the electricity consumed in Denmark (65%), Portugal (58%), Croatia and Latvia (both 53%).

At the other end of the scale, the share of electricity from renewable sources was 15% or less in Malta (10%), Hungary and Cyprus (both 12%), Luxembourg (14%) and the Czech Republic (15%). %).