The countries of the Western Balkans have a higher percentage of energy obtained from renewable sources than the average of the European Union, N1 reports Eurostat data.
More than a fifth of the energy used in the European Union in 2021 will come from renewable sources, new data show. According to the available data for the Western Balkans, our region is certainly ahead of the European Union on average, although the last relevant data are from 2020. According to them, the share of renewable sources (RES) in the total energy produced in Montenegro is 61.5%, which puts our country at the top when it comes to the Western Balkans.
When looking at other countries, the leader is Albania, which used all its electricity exclusively from renewable resources, mostly from water energy. It Is followed by Montenegro, Croatia 53.8%, Bosnia and Herzegovina with 45.5%, Serbia 26.3%…
When it comes to European countries more broadly, the two non-EU countries are still far ahead. Iceland receives the largest share of energy from renewable sources in Europe, thanks to its large geothermal resources. According to Eurostat calculations, around 86% of its clean energy comes from this source. Norway is in second place with 76% of renewable energy sources.
On the other hand, a total of 15 of the 27 EU member states reported a share below the average of 21.8% in 2021. These are Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands , Poland and Slovakia.