In 2022, electricity consumption in the EU 41% came from renewable energy sources, according to her data Eurostat which were released today.

In GREECE, the percentage of renewable sources in electricity consumption in 2022 exceeded the European average, at around 43%.

Electricity from renewable energy sources dominates in Sweden, where its share in 2022 reached 83.3% (mainly hydroelectric and wind). Denmark (77.2%, mainly wind) and Austria (74.7%, mainly hydro) follow. Rates above 50% were also recorded in Portugal (61%), Croatia (55.5%), Latvia (53.3%) and Spain (50.9%).

At the other end of the scale, the lowest rates of electricity from renewable sources were reported in Malta (10.1%), Hungary (15.3%), the Czech Republic (15.5%) and Luxembourg (15.9%). .

A year ago, in 2021, electricity consumption from renewable sources was at 37.8%. Overall, renewables grew by 5.7% from 2021 to 2022.

Wind and hydropower accounted for more than two-thirds of the total electricity generated from renewable sources (37.5% and 29.9%, respectively). The remaining one-third of electricity came from solar power (18.2%), solid biofuels (6.9%) and other renewable sources (7.5%). Solar energy is the fastest growing source: in 2008 it accounted for only 1% of electricity consumed in the EU.