Renewable energy - Where Hungary fares better than the EU average
In four EU Member States, more than half of the total energy used for heating and cooling came from renewable energy sources in 2017: Sweden (69.1 %), Finland (54.8 %), Latvia (54.6 %) and Estonia (51.6 %).
In contrast, the lowest shares were in the United Kingdom (7.5 %), Ireland (6.9 %) and the Netherlands (5.9 %).
Eurostat’s report, however, does not specify the respective shares of renewable sources. In Hungary, biomass - partly firewood - has by far the largest weight in renewable energy based heating/cooling, while in northern countries, hydrothermal and geothermal heat energy and wind power all have a significant weight.