Posted by: Dr. Breffni Lennon | June 18, 2012

Renewable energy contribution up to 12.4% of energy consumption in the EU27 in 2010

Sweden tops the table with the highest share (47.9%) of renewable energy in total consumption in 2010.

“In 2010, energy from renewable sources was estimated1 to have contributed 12.4% of gross final energy consumption in the EU27, compared with 11.7% in 2009 and 10.5% in 2008. The 2009 Directive on renewable energy2 set individual targets for all Member States, such that the EU will reach a 20% share of total energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. These targets take into account the Member States’ different starting points, renewable energy potential and economic performance.”

(Source: Eurostat Newsrelease)

The article can be accessed in full here.

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