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In 2018, consumption of renewable energy resources dropped by 4.5 %
In 2018 gross consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia amounted to 76.8 petajoules. Compared to 2017, consumption of RES has declined by 4.5 %, whereas over the past five years – by 13.1 %.
Energy consumption upturn in both production and consumption
In 2018 gross energy consumption in Latvia comprised 202.3 petajoules, which is 5.9 % more than in 2017.
Last year, amount of electricity produced in CHP plants rose by 39 %
In 2018 the amount of electricity produced in combined heat and power plants constituted 4170.0 gigawatt hours, which accounts for 62 % of the total amount of electricity generated in Latvia.
The brochure contains tables and graphs depicting information on the social and economic situation in Latvia. The data are based on the provisional statistical information and covers the year 2018 in comparison with the previous years.
The Statistical Yearbook of Latvia is the most exhaustive annual publication of statistical information on the national economy and socio-economic processes in the country. The publication reflects data on 2017 compared to previous years.
The collection of statistics on climate changes contains environmental statistics – greenhouse gas emissions, consumption of energy resources, natural resources and consumption thereof (material flows, resource productivity, forestry, and waste management), and environmental quality (air pollution and quality). The indicators are published on the country as a whole, as well as in breakdown by sectors and selected cities.
Last year, consumption of renewable energy resources has risen by 17.8 %
In 2017 gross consumption of renewable energy sources in Latvia amounted to 80.5 petajoules.