Share of renewable electricity in gross electricity consumption (%) 1990-2008 and 2010 indicative targets

Figure Created 09 Aug 2011 Published 10 Aug 2011 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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The data for World, Africa, Middle East, China, India, Russia and the United States are extracted from the EIA-database from the US DOE. These figures slightly differ from the Eurostat data. The renewable electricity share in Norway is above 100% in some years because a part of the (renewable) electricity generated domestically is exported to other countries. No 2007-2008 data available for Iceland, 2006 data were used

European data


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Information include World, Africa, Middle-East, China, India, Russia and United States.

The renewable electricity directive (2001/77/EC) defines renewable electricity as the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in total electricity consumption. The latter includes imports and exports of electricity. The electricity generated from pumping in hydropower plants is included in total electricity consumption but it is not included as a renewable source of energy. Large hydropower plants have a capacity of more than 10 MW.

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