19th of July 2010
Renewable energy contributed 10.3% of energy consumption in the EU27 in 2008
Author / Source: Eurostat Press Office
Attachement: Eurostat News Realease [, pdf]
In 2008, energy from renewable sources was estimated1 to have contributed 10.3% of gross final energy consumption in the EU27, compared with 9.7% in 2007 and 8.8% in 2006. 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.
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