Share of electricity production by fuel type in 2007.
The share of renewables above refers to production and therefore it does not necessarily match exactly the share. for consumption. as required by Directive 2001/77/EC. The difference between both shares is accounted for by the net balance between imports and exports of electricity. ‘Other fuels’ include electricity produced from power plants not accounted for elsewhere. such as those fuelled by certain types of industrial wastes. It also includes the electricity generated as a result of pumping in hydro-power stations. For Iceland no data for 2007 were available from Eurostat, the 2006 data were used as an estimate.
EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: European Environment Agency (EEA).
If everyone on earth lived a European lifestyle, we would need three planets to supply all the resources. Do not fall into the trap of consumerism and make a shopping list of items you need rather than picking up unnecessary items that you think you need. This will also save you money.
More green tips