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Energy > Energy supply > Renewable energy > Contribution of renewables to energy supply: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The table refers to the contribution of renewables to total primary energy supply (TPES) in OECD countries. Renewables include the primary energy equivalent of hydro (excluding pumped storage), geothermal, solar, wind, tide and wave. It also includes solid biomass, biogasoline, biodiesel, other liquid biofuels, biogas, industrial waste and municipal waste. Biomass is defined as any plant matter used directly as fuel or converted into fuels (e.g. charcoal) or electricity and/or heat. Included here are wood, vegetal waste (including wood waste and crops used for energy production), ethanol, animal materials/wastes and sulphite lyes. Municipal waste comprises wastes produced by the residential, commercial and public service sectors that are collected by local authorities for disposal in a central location for the production of heat and/or power. The forecasts provided in the table refer to the Reference Scenario of the World Energy Outlook.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 75.5% 2009
2 Norway 50.4% 2009
3 New Zealand 31% 2009
4 Sweden 30% 2009
=5 Finland 23.2% 2009
=5 Austria 23.2% 2009
7 Switzerland 19.9% 2009
8 Portugal 18% 2009
9 Denmark 16.8% 2009
10 Canada 16.5% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 14.69% 2009
11 United States 11% 2009
12 Turkey 9.6% 2009
13 Mexico 9.3% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 8.26% 2009
=14 Italy 7.2% 2009
=14 Germany 7.2% 2009
=14 Spain 7.2% 2009
17 France 6.9% 2009
18 Japan 6.7% 2009
19 Belgium 6.3% 2009
20 Australia 6% 2009
=21 Poland 5.4% 2009
=21 Slovakia 5.4% 2009
23 Greece 5.2% 2009
24 Hungary 5.1% 2009
25 Czech Republic 4.9% 2009
26 Netherlands 3.6% 2009
27 Ireland 2.9% 2009
28 Luxembourg 2.6% 2009
29 United Kingdom 2.3% 2009
30 South Korea 1.4% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Energy > Energy supply > Renewable energy > Contribution of renewables to energy supply. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Energy-supply/Renewable-energy/Contribution-of-renewables-to-energy-supply

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