Breakdown of the consumption of primary energy in France
This graph represents the evolution of primary energy consumption in France by type of energy. Primary energy refers to the energy content of the resource as found in nature (fossil material for nuclear generated electricity, natural gas, coal, etc.).
The breakdown of primary energy sources has not changed significantly over the past 20 years, except for a significant decrease in the contribution of coal.
We can also note the growth of renewable energies, now added to the traditionally-used hydraulic-based resource.
Sources: SDES, Insee (2018)