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Renewable and non-renewable energy sources

The energy that we use can have renewable or non-renewable origins. The Renewable indicator shows the percentage of consumed energy from renewable sources. While the detailed graph give a more exhaustive view on the sources of the consumed energy. The different labels are:

Renewable sources

  • Ambient heat → The ambient heat is taken from the ambient (air, lakes, river or ground) by heat pumps and used for space heating and sanitary hot water.
  • Elec. Photovoltaic → Electricity produced by photovoltaic panels.
  • Elec. Wind → Electricity produced by wind turbines.
  • Elec. Hydro → Electricity produced by run-of-river and storage hydro power plants.
  • Geothermal → Electricity and heat produced by geothermal power plants and geothermal cogeneration systems.
  • Biomass → It includes solid biomass (wood), biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and biogas.
  • Solar thermal → Heat produced by solar thermal panels.

Non-renewable sources

  • Nuclear → Heat produced in the nuclear reactors, that is converted into electricity and waste heat from power generation.
  • Elec. Import → Imported electricity from our neighbouring countries.
  • Natural gas → Natural gas for heat and/or electricity generation and for the transport sector.
  • Heating oil → Fuel oil for boilers and diesel for cogeneration engines.
  • Transport oil → Gasoline and diesel for the transport sector.
  • Other fossil → Coal and 50% of the incinerated waste.

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renew_sources.txt · Last modified: 2023/05/29 15:11 (external edit)