Eurostat: EU’s renewable energy consumption growing, but Czechia far behind member state average

The share of renewables in the European Union’s electricity consumption rose from 34 percent in 2019 to 37 percent in 2020, Eurostat informed on Wednesday. While the largest share of renewables was registered in Austria, the Czech Republic, with a 15 percent renewables share, ranked fifth from bottom, behind Luxembourg, Hungary, Cyprus and Malta.

Electricity consumption from renewables came predominantly from wind (36 percent) and water (33 percent) power plants. Solar power made up 14 percent, with the rest of the share coming from biofuels and other renewable sources.

Author: Tom McEnchroe