Feature Report: Renewable Energy Producers and Consumers

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E.U.: Gross and consumption Power Generation from Solid Biomass

The production of electricity from solid biomass rose by only 1.78% in Europe between 2012 and 2013. The United Kingdom, however, recorded a very strong 51% increase, moving ahead of Sweden and Poland and almost catching up with heavyweights Germany and Finland.  Solid biomass – primarily wood logs, pellets and waste – is traded within the European Union or with the United States, Canada and Russia.

Gross and consumption Power Generation from Solid Biomass (in TWh)

Country 2012 2013 Change
Germany 12,091 11,643 -3.70%
Finland 10,706  11,457 +7.01%
Sweden  10,507  9,609 -8.54%
Poland  9,529 7,924 -16.84%
United Kingdom 7,008  10,577 +50.93%
Netherlands 3,960 2,929 -26.03%
Austria 3,765  3,759 -0.16%
Denmark 3,176  3,072 -3.27%
Spain 3,396  3,789 +11.57%
Belgium  3,684 3,354 -8.96%
Rest of the European Union 12,396 13,533 +9.17%
Total European Union  80,218 81,646 +1.78%

 

État des énergies renouvelables en Europe, bilan EurObserv’ER 2014