Thursday, April 3, 2014

Renewable Energy In The Europe Union For Year 2012

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union have released publication of renewable energy usage in energy consumption for year 2012.
This report indicate that 14% energy is from renewable resources.

In 2012, energy from renewable sources was estimated to have contributed 14.1% of gross final energy consumption in the EU28, compared with 8.3% in 2004, the first year for which this data is available. The share of  renewables in gross final energy consumption is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy.

Fig. 1: Share of energy from renewable sources, EU28 [%]

Largest increases in share of renewables between 2004 and 2012 in Sweden, Denmark and Austria Since 2004, the share of renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy grew in all Member States. The largest increases during this period were recorded in Sweden (from 38.7% in 2004 to 51.0% in 2012), Denmark (from 14.5% to 26.0%), Austria (from 22.7% to 32.1%), Greece (from 7.2% to 15.1%) and Italy (from5.7% to 13.5%).

Fig. 2: Share of energy from renewable sources per Member State [%]

As seen in figure 2 Bulgaria, Estonia and Sweden already achieve their 2020 targets (more about Europe 2020 strategy) of renewable energy usage in energy consumption.

Full report with detailed table of share of energy from renewable sources per member state is available for download at:

Eurostat, Renewable energy in the EU28 -

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