Which European countries generate most of their electricity from wind power?
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In recent years, EU countries have promised to generate more electricity from greener energy sources. One of them, is wind energy. With a large coastline and windy conditions in many several European countries, it seems to be an ideal continent for wind energy generation.
Wind energy generation is by far the highest in Denmark, where the majority of its electricity generation comes from the wind (58.2%). Lithuania (36.9%) and Ireland (35.6%) also have a much higher electricity generation from wind than other European countries.
Germany is also an interesting country on this map. Compared to countries with a similar percentage, Germany has a much shorter coastline or windy conditions. Germany’s larger number is mostly caused by their large ambition to be greener, but without nuclear energy.
Wind energy generation is a lot lower for most countries that have no or a small coastline. Which is obviously not too surprising.
Data for this map comes from the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. Be aware that the data on this map shows the electricity generation, not consumption. Some countries might produce more electricity than they need and some might not be able to produce enough electricity to meet their consumption and import it from other countries.