Between 1990 and 2008, the share of fossil fuels (coal, lignite, oil and natural gas) in gross inland consumption of the EU-27 declined slightly from 83 % in 1990 to 78% in 2008. In absolute terms, the total amount of fossil fuels consumed increased by 1.6 % over the same period of time (0.1%/year). During this period, the share of renewables in gross inland consumption increased by 4 points, from 4.4 % in 1990 to 8.4 % in 2008 while the share of energy consumption from nuclear increased from 12.2 % (1990) to 13.4% (2007)
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