Users can select renewable energy statistics in European countries and compare them using a time lapse animation on a full-screen map with the underlying data provided by Eurostat.

Energy data is available back to 1997, so users can digest trends over time and compare how different European countries have moved forward on clean and renewable energy over the selected period.

“This new animation tool really helps make European renewable energy and energy efficiency trends much more accessible”, says Florian Bauer, the site’s Product Manager. “Over time, we will be looking to expand the geographic range of the animation feature, and also will look at bringing in renewable resource potential. It’s an exciting way to help change perceptions visually.”

reegle is a public online resource provided by REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) and REN21 (Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century), funded by the British Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (MINVROM) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW).