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EU Electricity Supply Up 4.2% in 2021: Eurostat

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Total electricity supply in the EU increased by 4.2% in 2021 compared to 2020, preliminary data from Eurostat shows.

  • Electricity generation from certain solid fossil fuels increased substantially in 2021: other bituminous coal (+25.6%) and lignite (+16.2 %).
  • On the renewables side, preliminary 2021 data show the biggest increases in electricity produced from solar energy (+13.0%), followed by solid biofuels (+9.6%). On the other hand, due to unfavourable weather conditions, electricity generation from hydro and wind decreased (-1.2% and -3.0%, respectively).
  • On the level of individual energy carriers (fuels), the biggest contributors to the EU electricity generation system in 2021 were nuclear with 731 terawatt-hours (TWh), natural gas (550 TWh), wind (386 TWh), hydro (370 TWh), lignite (227 TWh), other bituminous coal (193 TWh), and solar (163 TWh).

Source: Eurostat

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Total electricity supply in the EU increased by 4.2% in 2021 compared to 2020, preliminary data from Eurostat shows.

  • Electricity generation from certain solid fossil fuels increased substantially in 2021: other bituminous coal (+25.6%) and lignite (+16.2 %).
  • On the renewables side, preliminary 2021 data show the biggest increases in electricity produced from solar energy (+13.0%), followed by solid biofuels (+9.6%). On the other hand, due to unfavourable weather conditions, electricity generation from hydro and wind decreased (-1.2% and -3.0%, respectively).
  • On the level of individual energy carriers (fuels), the biggest contributors to the EU electricity generation system in 2021 were nuclear with 731 terawatt-hours (TWh), natural gas (550 TWh), wind (386 TWh), hydro (370 TWh), lignite (227 TWh), other bituminous coal (193 TWh), and solar (163 TWh).

Source: Eurostat