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Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:00

Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 17.5%

Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 17.5%

In 2017, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, in the European Union (EU), reached 17.5%, up from 17.0% in 2016 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the data of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The EU's target is to obtain 20% of energy in gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030.

Since 2004, the share of renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy grew significantly in all Member States. Sweden had by far the highest share in 2017, ahead of Finland (41.0%), Latvia (39.0%), Denmark (35.8%) and Austria (32.6%) At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest proportions of renewables were registered in Luxembourg (6.4%), the Netherlands (6.6%) and Malta (7.2%).

More details: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/9571695/8-12022019-AP-EN.pdf/b7d237c1-ccea-4adc-a0ba-45e13602b428

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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