EurObserv’ER has released the annual publication ‘The State of Renewable Energies in Europe’, a synthesis of the Technology Barometers published during 2010 (with data up to and including 2009). The publication gives detailed capacity and energy performance data for all 27 Member States of the European Union for all renewable energy technologies.
Key data for the year 2009:
Renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption in EU-27: 11.6%
Renewable energy share in total electricity consumption in EU-27: 18.2%
Renewable energy employment in EU-27: 912 thousand jobs
Renewable energy turnover in EU-27: 120 billion euro
The document is available for free download at http://www.eurobserv-er.org/
EurObserv’ER is the first in disclosing an estimate for the renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption in 2009, calculated at 11.6% compared to 10.4% in 2008. This increase of 1.2 percentage points results in a renewable energy consumption contribution of 131.7 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2009 (up 6.3 Mtoe) of a total of 1136.4 Mtoe in real terms. One important element of this result is that over half the growth in the share observed in 2009, despite impressive growth in some renewable sectors, cannot be attributed to the rise in renewably-sourced final energy consumption alone (EurObserv’ER data) but instead stems from the plunge in total gross final energy consumption based on the drop in gross inland energy consumption.
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The next EurObserv’ER release is expected later in February 2011 and will regard wind power.
About the EurObserv’ER Barometer
Targeting the press and the interested general public, the EurObserv’ER consortium releases ‘Technology Barometers’ every other month. The barometers focus on the latest state of renewable energies (solar energy, wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy and bioenergy) in EU member states.
Note: the interactive database on the website (click on ‘Interactive EurObserv’ER Database’ on the http://www.eurobserv-er.orghomepage) allows you to download the Barometer data separately. This allows you to create your own graphs to be used in your publication.
Direct links to all 2009/2010 EurObserv'ER publications:
'The State of Renewable Energies in Europe' - Overview Barometer
The Overview Barometer estimates the overall share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption for the year 2009, presents renewable energy data for all European Member States in 2008 and 2009, highlights estimates of employment and turnover data as well as some relevant renewable energy case studies
(February 2011, PDF, 203 pages, English/French language, 10.0 MB)
Renewable Municipal Waste Barometer
(December 2010, PDF, 14 pages, English/French language, 2.4 MB)
(December 2010, PDF, 16 pages, English/French language, 1.4 MB)
Solid Biomass Barometer
(December 2010, PDF, 18 pages, English/French language, 2.3 MB)
(July 2010, PDF, 23 pages, English/French language, 2.6 MB)
Solar Thermal Energy Barometer
(May 2010, PDF, 22 pages, English/French language, 2.9 MB)
(April 2010, PDF, 23 pages, English/French language, 3.6 MB):
Wind Power Barometer
(March 2010, PDF, 28 pages, English/French language, 2.5 MB):
Barometer on Heat Pumps
(October 2009, PDF, 20 pages, English/French language, 3 MB)
The EurObserv’ER barometer is a project supported by the European Commission within the Intelligent Energy Europe programme and by Ademe, the French Environment and Energy management Agency. The EurObserv’ER Barometer is the result of the investigation and research work of its authors. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
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