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29/12/2020

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In 2019, renewable energy accounted for 22.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling in the EU.

The EU share of energy from renewable sources for heating and cooling (households, industrial processes, hospitals, schools, etc.) almost doubled, from 11.7% in 2004 to 22.1% in 2019. Among the EU Member States, the share of energy from renewable sources in heating and cooling was more than half in Sweden (66.1%), Latvia (57.8%), Finland (57.5%) and Estonia (52.3%). At the other side of the scale, the EU Member States with a share of energy from renewable sources in heating and cooling of less than 10% were Ireland (6.3%), the Netherlands (7.1%), Belgium (8.3%) and Luxembourg (8.7%).

Iceland recorded a very high share of energy from renewable sources in heating and cooling (79.4%).


Infographic: renewable energy for heating and cooling​​​​​​​

Source dataset: Eurostat nrg_ind_ren

Compared with 2018, the EU share of energy from renewable sources in heating and cooling recorded an increase in 2019, from 21.2% to 22.1%. Twenty EU Member States registered increases, with the highest registered in Slovakia (from 10.6% to 19.7%), Finland (from 54.6% to 57.5%) and Denmark (from 45.5% to 48.0%).


For more information, take a look at the Statistics Explained article on Renewable energy statistics.

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