EUROPE: Renewable energy accounted for 21.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling in the EU in 2018, a new report reveals.
While this represents a less than 1% increase on 2017, it is a significant increase from 11.7% in 2004.
The latest Eurostat figures from the European Commission reveal that the countries with the highest share of renewables for heating and cooling were Sweden (65.4%), Montenegro (64.5%) and Latvia (55.9%). The lowest shares were Ireland (6.5%) and the Netherlands (6.1%).
Renewable energy includes derived heat and heat energy captured by heat pumps, which contributed 27% of all renewables used for heating and cooling in 2018, up from 26% in 2017.