Wind and hydropower accounted for over two-thirds of the total electricity generated in the EU from renewable sources in 2019, according to the new data set from the EuroStat, Statistical Office of the European Union on Friday.
Wind and hydropower each accounted for 35% of generation, while the remainder came from solar power with 13%, solid biofuels with 8% and other renewable sources with 9%.
In 2019, renewable energy sources made up 34% of gross electricity consumption in the EU, slightly up from 32% in 2018, EuroStat data showed.
Among the EU member states, more than 70% of electricity consumed in 2019 was generated from renewable sources, with Austria generating 75% and Sweden producing 71%.
'The consumption of electricity from renewable sources was also high in Denmark with 65%, Portugal with 54% and Latvia with 53%, accounting for more than half of electricity consumed in these countries,' the data showed.
The statistics reflect data from the 28 EU member states, including the United Kingdom, which left the EU on Jan. 31 2020.
By Gulsen Cagatay