The report showed that fossil fuels made up 88% percent of Ireland’s gross available energy supply, the same as Poland.
Malta (96%) topped the list, followed by The Netherlands and Cyprus (both 89%). The country with the lowest reliance on fossil fuels was Sweden (32%). Finland (38%) and France (48%) were the only other countries with shares below 50%.
The figures are representative of the year 2021. Denmark had the greatest decrease in shares made up by fossil fuels between 2010 and 2021, with a decrease of 25%. It was followed by Estonia (-22%), and Finland (-19%). Germany had the smallest decrease in fossil fuels shares, with just a 2% decrease.
In total, fossil fuels made up 70% of the EU’s gross energy supply in 2021, the same figure as 2020.
In 2021, the EU countries with the highest share of fossil fuels in gross available energy were:— EU_Eurostat (@EU_Eurostat) January 30, 2023
Cyprus and the Netherlands (89%)
Ireland and Poland (88%)
Ireland high in reliance on fossil fuels compared to other EU countries
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