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I am looking for a source that shows the development of the shares of renewable energies in the electricity production in Europe. I only found statistics about the share for the end energy consumption from Eurostat.

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Eurostat

I wasn't aware of this data source (Eurostat), but looking around at other tables I found one for "Electricity production capacities by main fuel groups and operator (nrg_inf_epc)".

To get the results you're looking for (since the table is dynamic and I can't share a direct link), follow these steps, as shown in the screenshot below:

  • Click the "+" next to "GEO"
  • In the popup window, select "SIEC"
  • Click "Select all" (or only those power sources you care to see)
  • Click "Update" in the top right corner

How to show Eurostat energy data by source

You can then drag the categories onto the table to list the statistics by any combination of country, year, or energy source:

Changing composition of Eurostat table

ENTSOE Transparency Platform

Another data source is the ENTSOE Transparency Platform. This doesn't have a table for all of Europe, but does provide current and historical data by country:

ENTSOE fuel source data for Austria, 2019 to 2020

If you change the date range to cover a single year, the graphic changes to a pie chart, making it easier to visualize the relative size of each different source.

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  • Thanks a lot for the answer and your help. Do you know a similar source for the US and China? – Energizer Feb 13 at 10:35
  • @Energizer you can get data on both from the U.S. Energy Information Agency, here. I'm not familiar with other sources for data on capacity in China, but I've heard it can be hard to come by. The International Energy Agency probably has some good data. – LShaver Feb 13 at 13:23
  • Thanks a lot LShaver for your help and effort. I really appreciate it. – Energizer Feb 13 at 13:43

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