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The share of fossil fuels in the gross total of available energy in the European Union remained at 70% in 2021, as in 2020, according to data released by Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency.

Cyprus had the third largest share in 2021 (88.83%), marginally after the Netherlands (89.12%), remaining essentially unchanged compared to 2020. However, in the last twenty years, compared to 1990, the country's share fell by 10.8 percentage points (pp).  

The EU continues to depend heavily on fossil fuels for its energy supply, as shown by the share of fossil fuels in gross available energy (total energy demand of a country or region).

This share has registered a significant decline in recent decades in the EU, falling by 13 percentage points compared to 1990, the first year for which data are available, mainly due to the increase in the use of renewable energy sources.

Malta continued to be the country with the largest share of fossil fuels in 2021 (96%), followed by Cyprus and the Netherlands (89%), before Ireland and Poland (88%).

The corresponding share in the rest of the EU countries ranged in 2021 between 50% and 85% with the exception of Sweden (32%), Finland (38%) and France.

In relation to 2020, the largest although again small declines in the share of fossil fuels were recorded in Finland (-3 p.m.), Belgium (-3 p.m.), Lithuania (-3 p.m.), Portugal (-2 p.m.) and Denmark (- 2 am).

The biggest increases were recorded in Bulgaria (+4 p.m.), Estonia (+3 p.m.), Poland and Slovakia (both +2 p.m.) and Spain (+1 p.m.).

In Cyprus saw a very small decrease of 0.3 p.m. from 89.13% in 2020 to 88.83% in 2021, essentially keeping the percentage around 89% in both years.

In the last decade the share of of fossil fuels decreased in all EU Member States. The largest decrease between 2010 and 2021 was recorded in Denmark (from 81% to 57%, or -25 p.m.). Followed by Estonia (from 91% to 69%, -22 am) and Finland (from 57% to 38%, -19 am).

A significant decrease was also recorded in Latvia (from 69% to 57 %, -12 am), Luxembourg (from 90% to 79%, -11 am) and Lithuania (from 75% to 64%, -10 am).

The smallest decreases were recorded in Germany (from 81% to 79%, -2 p.m.), Romania (from 75% to 72%, -3 p.m.), Malta (from 100% to 96%, just over -3 p.m.), Hungary (from 73% to 69%, -4 pm) and France (from 52% to 48%, -4 pm).

In Cyprus the reduction was significant, from 99.6% in 1990 to 88, 8% in 2021 (-10.8 pm).

Source: www.reporter.com.cy

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