How does the Nordic energy system look? What changes have they seen? This Category looks at energy consumption, primary energy supply, energy intensity, etc.
Nordic electricity production is two thirds renewable. This is due to the large amount of hydropower in Norway, and Sweden, but also to growing sources of other renewables.
Biomass is burned in Combined Heat and Power plants across Finland and Sweden, while Denmark has the highest share of wind power in the world. Iceland generates significant electricity from geothermal sources.
In addition to renewables, nuclear power in Sweden and Finland means that the region’s electricity if 85% CO2-free.
Individually, the Nordic countries have very different, but complementary electricity mixes. This is made possible by the common Nordic grid connecting Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
Data source: IEA