EU countries report significant growth in electricity production from wind turbines over the past two decades, but the share of the renewable source in the overall energy production remains low.
In 2000, only 0.003% of all electricity produced in Poland was coming from wind turbines. Despite an increase of 249,900%, wind power still only makes up 7.5% of the country’s total electricity production.
The Czech Republic is also reported to generate 69,900% more electricity from wind turbines than it did in 2000. Yet, only 0.7% of the country’s electricity today comes from wind turbines.
France has increased electricity generated from wind turbines by 54,344.44% since 2000, and it now accounts for 4.9% of all electricity.
The figures have been analysed by SaveOnEnergy.com/uk, based on data released by the EU. The numbers show that while countries have boosted investments in renewable energy, new technologies are not being adopted at a fast enough pace for the bloc to achieve its climate goals in 2050.
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