Infographic on Renewable Energy in Europe made by Statista (Statista.com)
In 2011, 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%) and Portugal (56.5%). 

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%. 

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