Estimated and actual share of renewable energy consumed Netherlands and Belgium 2018

The statistic displays the results of a survey question conducted by Ipsos regarding the perceived and actual share of renewable energy consumed in the Netherlands and Belgium. As of 2018, less than ten percent of the total energy consumed in the Netherlands and Belgium came from renewable resources.
The survey results suggest that public perception concerning the consumption of renewable resources deviated significantly from the reality, with respondents in both countries overestimating the share of renewable energy consumed by over 15 percent.

What percentage of total energy consumed in your country comes from renewable sources?*

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Belgium, Netherlands

Survey time period

September 28, 2018 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

1,000**

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "What percentage of total energy consumed in [COUNTRY] comes from renewable sources?"

The source provides the following information: "Renewable sources can be defined as those that are not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power."

** 500 respondents for Belgium and 500 for the Netherlands.

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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