EU renewable energy share up in 2012

Electricity generated from renewable sources contributed to around 14.1% of final energy consumption in 2012 in the European Union. That’s in comparison to only 8.3% in 2004, according to figures released by Eurostat – the statistical office of the EU. The largest increases in the share of renewables between 2004 and 2012 were recorded in […]

Nuclear and renewables produced half of EU’s energy in 2012

Nuclear energy accounted for the largest share (29%) of domestic energy generating capacity in the European Union in 2012. It was followed by renewables (22%), solid fuels (21%), gas (17%) and oil (10%), with total production at 794 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), according to figures released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the […]

UK ‘Europe’s second biggest carbon emitter’ for energy

The United Kingdom was the second largest emitter of carbon dioxide in Europe last year according to new provisional figures for the European Union. The UK’s absolute emissions hit 472 million tons last year, suggest early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use for 2012 published by Eurostat this week. The EU fact body says […]

Swedes lead EU’s green energy charge

The Swedes lead the European Union’s charge towards renewable energy, according to new figures from EU’s fact body Eurostat. While almost all member states increased their share of renewable energy in energy consumption between 2010 and 2011, the highest share is to be found in Sweden, Latvia, Finland and Austria. The Swedes final energy consumption […]