The indicator shows the share of renewable energy in the total energy supply for consumption. Renewable energy sources are hydro-electric, wind, geothermal, wave and solar energy.
Due to the availability of natural resources, hydro-electric and geothermal power are major sources of energy in the Nordic countries.
Since 1990, there has been a rise in the proportion of renewable energy of the overall energy supply in the Nordic region – between 8 and 21 per cent. The exception is Norway where the share has gone down almost 14 per cent. Iceland and Norway have the highest proportions of renewable energy supply with 86 and 43 per cent of the total energy supply respectively.
The biggest change has occurred in Denmark, where the proportion has increased nearly fourfold in 2014 compared with 1990.
Norden Statbank (http://norden.statbank.dk/) (Eurostat)