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EU Renewable Energy Stats

March 18, 2016

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.

  1. DAVID MULBERRY permalink
    March 18, 2016 12:52 pm

    even the BBC say solar could provide UP TO 4% by 2020….that is nothing…

  2. Joe Public permalink
    March 18, 2016 1:10 pm

    The UK’s solar performance is creditable (or we’re the most gullible), considering that along with Sweden, we have the worst-performing panels in Europe.

  3. Don Keiller permalink
    March 18, 2016 3:48 pm

    And just what proportion of our total energy budget is spent on “renewables”?
    Somewhat more than 4.3%, I bet.

  4. March 18, 2016 4:44 pm

    So 95% comes from non-renewable. There is simply no way renewables can make a dent in emmissions, even if you count hydro and geothermal (the US does not). Those two options are limited by physical states of the land, so there’s not much room for expansion. It’s all just a pipe dream.

  5. March 20, 2016 9:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    Renewable generation still within levels which won’t destabilise grids. More than double this 4% figure spells trouble.

  6. March 24, 2016 12:33 am

    Europe generated 546 TWh in 2015, which is 16.04% of the total power generation.

    One 1000MW nuclear reactor generates 7.5 TWh

    • March 24, 2016 11:01 am

      Where are the 2015 figures from, Neil?

    • March 24, 2016 11:09 am

      A moot point, Neil!

      Of course, we can get 16% of UK’s electricity from three 2GW gas power stations like the one at Pembroke!


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