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Gross electricity generation share in the European Union 1990-2018, by fuel

The use of solid fuel for electricity generation in the European Union has been falling steadily since 1990. Figures decreased from 39 percent in 1990 to 20.8 percent in 2018. In comparison, the share of renewables rose, with the share in 2018 more than twice that of the share in 1990, at 32.9 percent.

Distribution of gross electricity generation in the European Union from 1990 to 2018, by fuel*

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Figures for 2018 refers to EU-27.

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