Figures from Eurostat show that renewable energy sources made up a little more than 39% of Ireland's electricity in 2020, a little above the EU average of 37.5% (up from 34% in 2019). Austria (78%) and Sweden (75%) recorded the highest shares of electricity generated from renewable sources.
Wind and hydropower accounted for more than two-thirds of the total electricity generated in the EU from renewable sources (36% and 33%, respectively) with solar power (14%), solid biofuels (8%) and other renewable sources (8%) accounting for the remainder.
Among the EU member states, more than 70% of electricity consumed in 2020 was generated from renewable sources in Austria (78%) and Sweden (75%). The generation of electricity from renewable sources was also high and accounted for more than half of the electricity consumed in Denmark (65%), Portugal (58%), Croatia and Latvia (both 53%).
At the other end of the scale, the share of electricity from renewable sources was 15% or less in Malta (10%), Hungary and Cyprus (both 12%), Luxembourg (14%) and Czechia (15%).