Renewable energy in gross inland energy consumption

Indicator Assessment
Prod-ID: IND-17-en
Also known as: CSI 030 , ENER 029
Created 10 Oct 2014 Published 02 Dec 2014 Last modified 04 Sep 2015, 07:00 PM
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The share of renewable energy sources in gross inland energy consumption (GIEC) increased in the EU28 from 4.3% in 1990 to 11.0% in 2012 [1] . In 2012, the main contributors to the gross inland consumption of renewable energy were biomass and renewable waste (58%), followed by hydro (16%), wind (10%) and liquid biofuels (9%). The gross inland energy consumption from renewable sources increased at an average annual rate of 4.4% over the period 1990-2012, with a faster growth rate observed since 2005 (6.7%/year). In non-EU EEA countries [2]  the share of renewable in gross inland energy consumption reached 20% in 2012. [1]  GIEC represents the total quantity of energy necessary to satisfy inland consumption of the geographic entity under consideration. Please note that the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption (GFEC) is presented in another indicator (see ENER28 ). In contrast to GIEC, GFEC excludes transformation losses in the energy sector. [2] Non-EU EEA countries are Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Data for Lichtenstein and Switzerland (for 2012) are missing, hence totals for the non-EU EEA exclude Lichtenstein and Switzerland.  

Key messages

The share of renewable energy sources in gross inland energy consumption (GIEC) increased in the EU28 from 4.3% in 1990 to 11.0% in 2012[1]. In 2012, the main contributors to the gross inland consumption of renewable energy were biomass and renewable waste (58%), followed by hydro (16%), wind (10%) and liquid biofuels (9%). The gross inland energy consumption from renewable sources increased at an average annual rate of 4.4% over the period 1990-2012, with a faster growth rate observed since 2005 (6.7%/year). In non-EU EEA countries[2] the share of renewable in gross inland energy consumption reached 20% in 2012.



[1] GIEC represents the total quantity of energy necessary to satisfy inland consumption of the geographic entity under consideration. Please note that the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption (GFEC) is presented in another indicator (see ENER28). In contrast to GIEC, GFEC excludes transformation losses in the energy sector.

[2] Non-EU EEA countries are Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Data for Lichtenstein and Switzerland (for 2012) are missing, hence totals for the non-EU EEA exclude Lichtenstein and Switzerland.

 

What is the contribution of renewable energy in gross inland energy consumption?

Contribution of renewable energy sources to gross inland energy consumption

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Gross inland energy consumption by source

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Renewable energy by source
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Annual average growth rates in gross inland renewable energy consumption

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Percentage share of renewable energy in gross inland energy consumption

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