EU Renewable Energy Stats

Posted: March 20, 2016 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Renewable generation still within levels which won’t destabilise grids. More than double this 4% figure spells trouble.


By Paul Homewood

I looked at the EU’s progress in cutting GHG emissions the other day. Let’s now take a closer look at renewable energy stats.

All figures are from the BP Energy Review.


As far as wind power is concerned, the UK sits 7th on the list, with 3.8%.

As for solar, unsurprisingly it is the Mediterranean states leading the way.


Across the EU as a whole, including the seven smaller states not show above, solar/wind power accounted for 4.8% of Primary Energy Consumption in 2014. In the UK, this figure was 4.3%.

Bear this in mind when the renewables industry, greenies and others say we are not pulling our weight.

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  1. oldbrew says:

    ‘In the UK, this figure was 4.3%.’

    So if we add 25 times the capacity we already have, everything will be sorted? Except for the insane cost and running out of places to put them all and the chronic intermittency, unpredictability…etc. etc.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Renewables industry collapsing in Europe — still a $329 billion subsidised global cash cow

    The EU has led the way to convert to “clean energy”. But the subsidies ran out. Investment in Europe in renewables is plummeting…