MWh from solid biomass in Europe (2000-2016): who produced the most?

According to the Renewable Electricity Capacity and Generation Statistics 2016 by the IRENA [1], in brief:

  • (2014) Germany, UK, Sweden, Poland and Italy are the first 5 countries ranked in terms of energy produced from solid renewable fuels
  • (2014) Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Austria and Belgium are the first 5 countries ranked in terms of energy produced from solid renewable fuels per million inhabitants
  • (2000-2015) In the last 15 years, Poland, Estonia, Hungary and UK invested the most in new capacity from solid renewable fuels (evidenced also in the variation in the total energy produced) with respect to the year 2000 (>10 times)
  • (2012-2015) At country level, in the last three years, a relative reduction in new capacity built is registered (according to the IRENA [1]) for Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria


All data available in [1], elaborated by the author.
[1] International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ‘Renewable Electricity Capacity and Generation Statistics 2016‘, data available at http://resourceirena.irena.org/, accessed 8/04/2017.

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