Eurostat estimates released this week show that renewable sources accounted for 12.4 per cent of the EU’s energy in 2010, with Sweden leading the way, and the UK and Austria lagging behind.

The figures show that the use of renewables increased from 11.7 per cent in 2009, with 47.9 per cent of Sweden’s total consumption provided by renewables in 2010.

Renewables mix

Estonia recorded the largest increase in share of renewable energy in total consumption between 2006-2010 from 16.1 per cent in 2006 to 24.3 per cent in 2010.

The lowest share of renewable energy in total consumption in 2010 was recorded in Malta (0.4 per cent), Luxembourg (2.8 per cent), the UK (3.2 per cent) and the Netherlands (3.8 per cent).

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