Renewable energy in the EU, 2016, Eurostat

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Press Release:  25 January 2018 - 3 Page(s)
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Energy  Renewable Energy

In 2016, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 17% in the European Union (EU), double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.
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 27% by 2030.



Original title:  Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU reached 17% in 2016