The FINANCIAL – In 2019, renewable energy sources made up 34% of gross electricity consumption in the EU, slightly up from 32% in 2018.
Wind and hydropower accounted for over two-thirds of the total electricity generated from renewable sources (35% each). The remaining electricity generated was from solar power (13%), solid biofuels (8%) and other renewable sources (9%). Solar power is the fastest-growing source: in 2008, it accounted for 1%.
Among the EU Member States, more than 70% of electricity consumed in 2019 was generated from renewable sources in Austria (75%) and Sweden (71%). The consumption of electricity from renewable sources was also high in Denmark (65%), Portugal (54%) and Latvia (53%), accounting for more than half of electricity consumed in these countries.