EurObserv’ER has been gathering data on European Union renewable energy sources for twenty years to describe the state and development of the sectors in themed barometers. The first part of this opus is a summary of the barometers released in 2019 for the wind energy, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, CSP, biofuel, ocean energies and solid biomass sectors. The summaries have provided the opportunity to consolidate all the energy indicators with the official (consolidated) 2017 and 2018 data.
Sectors for which no themed barometer was published in 2019 – namely hydropower, geothermal energy, heat pumps, biogas and renewable municipal waste – have also been analysed and monitored in detail using the latest official data for 2017 and 2018.
This document offers a full synopsis of the energy dimension of the twelve renewable energy sectors developed at an industrial scale within the European Union.