The Nordics: One third renewable, but oil still the largest energy source
Chart scope: Nordic total energy supply 2014
Over a third of the Nordic region’s energy supply comes from renewable sources. The largest of these is biomass and waste, which are used to generate electricity, heat and transport fuels in Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
Renewable electricity in the region is also generated from hydropower in Norway, as well as growing share of wind power. Geothermal heat and power production is the most important energy source in Iceland.
With nuclear power in Sweden and Finland, Over half of the region’s energy is CO2-free. Oil is still the largest single energy source, due to its central role as a transport fuel.