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Electricity in Gibraltar in 2020

Global Ranking: #199
0.0% #199 Low-carbon electricity
695.46 watts #45 Generation / person
655.00 gCO2eq/kWh #198 Carbon Intensity

Gibraltar's electricity consumption in the year 2020 was overwhelmingly dominated by fossil energy, with it making up the entirety of their energy mix. Fossil energy sources accounted for a full 100% of Gibraltar's electricity consumption. That means, effectively, no consumption was accounted for by low-carbon sources like nuclear, wind or solar. Clean, sustainable energy forms practically had no presence in Gibraltar's energy story during 2020. No wind, solar or nuclear powered electricity was sourced and used, leaving Gibraltar with negligible green energy utilization.


Gibraltar has the opportunity to learn from countries successful in shifting towards low-carbon electricity generation. It can look towards the likes of France and Slovakia, who've generated a mammoth 66% and 61% of their electricity from nuclear sources respectively. Due to geographic limitations, Gibraltar may not be able to utilise certain forms of low-carbon energy effectively, such as wind and solar. However, nuclear energy doesn't have such restrictions, thus making it a feasible and effective choice. By initiating nuclear power projects, Gibraltar could significantly cut down its dependence on fossil fuels, substantially reducing its carbon footprint.


Unfortunately, data regarding the history of low-carbon electricity in Gibraltar has not been provided. Therefore, it's impossible to provide a concrete overview of the progress or decline relative to low-carbon energy sources over the years. By examining existing trends, the substantial investment and development in nuclear, wind and solar infrastructure seen worldwide would likely offer Gibraltar a promising roadmap to foster substantial climate-friendly shifts in their energy landscape, echoing the global trend towards green, sustainable electricity generation.

Electricity Imports and Exports

Balance of Trade

Data Sources

For the years 1990 to 1999 the data source is IEA.
For the years 2000 to 2020 the data source is EIA.
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