Newsroom / CNA
Renewable energy accounted for 37 per cent of the total energy used for heating and cooling in Cyprus in 2018, which ranked 8th EU-wide.
Data published by Eurostat on Tuesday showed that in 2018, 21 per cent of the total energy used for heating and cooling across the EU came from renewable energy sources.
According to Eurostat, the total EU share has increased steadily since the beginning of the data collection in 2004, when the share amounted to just 12 per cent.
Sweden stood out among EU member states with almost two thirds (65 per cent) of the energy used for heating and cooling in 2018 stemming from renewable sources.
More than half of the energy used for heating and cooling came from renewable energy sources in Latvia (56 per cent), Finland (55 per cent) and Estonia (54 per cent).
In contrast, renewable sources contributed the least to heating and cooling in Ireland and the Netherlands (both 6 per cent), Belgium (8 per cent) and Luxembourg (9 per cent).
Renewable energy also includes derived heat and heat energy (from air, ground or water) captured by heat pumps. In 2018, such heat energy contributed more than one quarter (27 per cent) of the energy from renewable sources used for heating and cooling.