Share of renewable electricity in gross electricity consumption in EU-27 in 2006 (and 2010 indicative targets)

Figure Created 12 Nov 2009 Published 12 Nov 2009 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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The renewable electricity directive (2001/77/EC) defines renewable electricity as the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in total electricity consumption


European data


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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. Data on production of hydro plants larger than 10 MW in Switzerland was not available from Eurostat, however several large-scale hydro plants (>10MW) do exist.

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