In 2014, renewable energy contributed 21.8% of the total amount of energy used in the EU.
Unfortunately, there was a big difference between countries across Europe in terms of renewable energy.
In fact, in some countries there is a high percentage of electricity generated by renewable sources, such as in Austria (66%), Sweden (59.6%), Portugal (56.5%) or my Croatia (35.5%).
Despite the good climatic resources of the Mediterranean area, many countries in Southern Europe don’t have a high percentage of electricity generated from renewable energy, including Cyprus and Malta, which respectively end the list with 3.4% and 0.1%.
How could you explain this issue?
Do you think the European Union should invest money to encourage the production of renewable energy?
How is the situation in your country?