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Italy: primary energy consumption by source in 2014 (ktoe)
If the data regarding the primary consumption of energy in 2014 is disaggregated by source, the importance of fossil fuels as the primary source of energy is quite evident. Crude oil and natural gas, in fact, cover 65% of the Italian consumption of energy. As it can be seen in the graph, renewable sources of energy and solid fuels are used almost totally for the production of electric energy (light green area), while for natural gas and crude oil the yellow area, which corresponds to final energy consumption, is predominant.
It is important to point out that in 2014, for the second year, the contribution of renewable energy sources to the production of electric energy was greater than that of natural gas, in fact renewable energy and natural gas account for 50% and 26% of the production of electric energy respectively.
Source: Bilancio Energetico Nazionale – Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico