Nearly a third, about 34 percent, of EU electricity generation in 2019 came from renewables – mainly from hydropower and wind power. Hungary is at the bottom of the list.
In its latest report, Eurostat notes that the lion’s share of renewables used by member states continues to come from hydropower and wind power, both of which are 35-35%. Solar energy is followed by 13 percent, while biomass is responsible for 8 percent. Although the dominance of wind and water is undeniable at the moment, it is clear that the focus on solar energy has grown significantly over the years – in 2008 only 1 percent of the energy was produced this way.
In front of the Austrians, the Hungarians in the back
When it comes to electricity from renewables, Austria ranks first with 75%, followed by Sweden at 71%. Looking at the other end of the list, we find Cyprus, Luxembourg and Hungary at 10 percent each, while the absolute last place is Malta at 8 percent.
The picture is very similar when looking at the total share of energy from renewables in each country – the EU average is 19.7 per cent here, and Austria significantly outperforms this, as it accounts for a third of the energy produced in the country (33.6 per cent) . Percent) Renewable energy is responsible. At home, the overall data was somewhat better – 12,614 percent of Hungarian energy came from such sources.
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Hungary’s lag in electricity produced from renewables is also staggering compared to Visegrád, which is one of the current benchmarks, in Slovakia in 2019, the share of renewable energy in electricity production was more than double the domestic data, 21.9%.
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