Renewable energy infographic

Today’s challenge was to create an infographic of sustainability and after some brain cracking I decided to compare two European countries with high percentage of renewable energy. Renewable energy sources include wind power, solar power, hydro power, tidal power, geothermal energy, biofuels and the renewable part of waste. Eurostat

I began this challenge by viewing Eurostat data of EU countries, where Sweden is leading with more than 50% of renewable energy, being the only country that uses more than half of it’s energy from renewable resources. Compared to the average 17% in EU, with the target to reach 20% by 2020, Sweden is excelling thanks to the hydroelectric power, which is now also supported by wind turbines. Official site of Sweden

However remarkable Sweden’s achievement in EU is, it’s neighbor Norway has done even better. With 98% of renewable energy of which 96% comes from hydropower Norway has the highest percent of renewable energy in mainland Europe according to Norwegian Government.  In a country where petroleum is the largest industry, when fossil fuels run out, is water going to be new oil? 💧

 

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Author: Helen

Graphic designer inspired by travel, outdoors and sustainability