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2011 Joint Wood Energy Enquiry


According to the results of the Joint Wood Energy Enquiry 2011:


Situation in 2011


Overall wood energy accounts for 3.3% of the total primary energy supply and 38.4% of the renewable energy supply in 28 UNECE member countries in 2011, confirming its role as the leading source of renewable energy. And around 40% of all mobilized woody biomass supply is used for energy purposes. (28 countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States)


Main trends 2007-2011


It was possible to identify trends in the use of wood energy and to provide a comparison by selecting a subset of 13 countries that have responded to consecutive rounds of the enquiry (13 countries: Austria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom). Between 2007 and 2011, the volume of wood used for energy purposes within this group of countries grew from 207 to 242 million m3, an annual growth of 4%. The role of wood in total primary energy supply increased slightly from 4.3% to 5.4% while the share of wood energy among renewable energy sources increased from 49.8% to 51.4%.


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2009 Joint Wood Energy Enquiry

National correspondents from over 20 UNECE Member States have coordinated and sent 2009 data for their countries. The first results of the Enquiry have already been presented in October 2011 at the 69th Session of the UNECE Timber Committee.  
This fact sheet contains an overview of the JWEE 2009 results.  
As in the past enquiries conducted for the reference years 2005 and 2007, results from the 2009 JWEE confirm the position of wood as the principal source of renewable energy in the UNECE region. For further details, please consult the links below.
Disclaimer:  Any data comparisons between reference years are only indicative, due to changes in national and international statistical methodologies. 

Earlier rounds

Information on earlier rounds can be found here:
last update February 2016