Renewable electricity as a percentage of gross electricity consumption, 2003

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The electricity directive (2001/77/EC) defines renewable electricity as the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in gross electricity consumption



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The latter includes imports and exports of electricity. The electricity generated from pumping in hydropower plants is included in gross electricity consumption but it is not input as a renewable source of energy. Large hydropower plants have a declared net capacity of more than 10 MW. No data is available for Liechtenstein or Switzerland from Eurostat.

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