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Share of renewable energy used for heating, cooling below EU avg

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In 2019, renewable energy accounted for 18.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling in Hungary, according to data published by statistical agency Eurostat.

The Hungarian rate was below the EU average rate of 22.1%.

Chart by Eurostat

Among member states, the share of energy from renewable sources in heating and cooling was more than half in Sweden (66.1%), Latvia (57.8%), Finland (57.5%), and Estonia (52.3%).

On the other side of the spectrum, the lowest rates were registered in Ireland (6.3%), the Netherlands (7.1%), Belgium (8.3%), and Luxembourg (8.7%).

The EU share of energy from renewable sources for heating and cooling (households, industrial processes, hospitals, schools, etc.) almost doubled, from 11.7% in 2004 to 22.1% in 2019, Eurostat notes.

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