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Facts and Figures

Renewable energies are the economic engine of the future worldwide. Here you can find selected data on Austria’s renewable energy sector.

Biomass, solar and heat pump sector

Biogenic fuel sector 2013


Fulltime jobs

approx. 13,060

Total revenue (in Euro)

1.34 bn

Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of biogenic fuels in Austria (in metric tons)

approx. 10 m

Biomass heating systems (boilers and furnaces) 2013


Fulltime jobs

approx. 5,040

Total revenue (in Euro)

1.08 bn

Export quota

approx. 75 %

Photovoltaic sector 2013


Fulltime jobs

approx.4,840

Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of photovoltaic technology in Austria (in metric tons)

227,416

Solar thermal sector 2013


Fulltime jobs

approx. 2,900

Total revenue (in Euro)

approx. 293 m

Export quota

81 %

Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of solar collectors in Austria (in metric tons)

441,160

Source: Innovative energy technologies in Austria. Market development 2013. Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Heat pump sector 2013


Fulltime jobs

approx. 1,271

Total revenue (in Euro)

approx. 250 m

Export quota

approx. 33.4 %

Reduction of CO2-emission achieved due to the use of heat pumps in Austria (in metric tons)

473,504

Hydropower

Expansion of hydropower in Austria: approx. 60 - 70%

Wind energy 2013

872 wind power plants with an output of 1,684 MW are currently feeding power into the public grid which equals the power output of one nuclear reactor. These wind engines generate around 3.6 bn kilowatt hours electrical power – enough to supply 1 million households with electricity.
Source: Austrian Wind Energy Association

Other data

Share of renewable energy in inland consumption in 2013: 32 %
Planned share of renewable energy sources in Austria by 2020: 34 %
Source: Austrian Energy Agency - Statistics Austria

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2014.08.14
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