Iceland has highest share of renewable energy in Europe

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskars­son

71% of energy used in Iceland in 2014 came from renewable sources – the highest renewable share in Europe.

Iceland is closely followed by Norway, at 69%, according to Iceland’s Ministry of Industries and Innovation. The European Union average is somewhat lower, at just over 15%.

The Icelandic government produces a biannual report on the use of renewable energy, and the latest report (for 2013-14) is available below:

PDF-skrá Iceland Progress Report 2015


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