Electricity Production from Oil, Gas & Coal Sources (As % of Total) rose to 42.9% in European Union in 2017

Electricity Production from Oil, Gas & Coal Sources (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | European Union | May 17, 2019
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Electricity production from oil, gas & coal sources as a percentage of total reached 42.9 % in 2017 in European Union, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 0.711 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from oil, gas & coal sources as a percentage of total in European Union reached an all time high of 77.0 % in 1973 and an all time low of 42.4 % in 2014. When compared to European Union's main peers, electricity production from oil, gas & coal sources as a percentage of total in China amounted to 70.4 %, 78.3 % in Japan, 64.0 % in Russia and 63.2 % in USA in 2017.

European Union has been ranked 26th within the group of 29 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from oil, gas & coal sources as a percentage of total, 63 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Sources of electricity refer to the inputs used to generate electricity.

Electricity Production from Oil, Gas & Coal Sources (As % of Total) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Canada % 22.5% 21.4% 20.8% 20.8% 21.1%
China % 81.2% 77.9% 77.4% 74.8% 73.0%
European Union % 50.2% 48.2% 45.1% 42.4% 42.8%
Germany % 60.4% 59.7% 59.2% 56.7% 55.1%
India % 79.6% 81.3% 79.7% 80.9% 81.9%
Japan % 73.8% 81.1% 81.6% 82.8% 80.3%
Mexico % 81.7% 83.3% 82.7% 79.2% 80.9%
Russia % 67.4% 67.5% 66.2% 66.0% 65.5%
South Korea % 68.6% 70.2% 72.3% 69.5% 67.7%
USA % 68.4% 68.9% 67.8% 67.5% 67.1%