Fuente: Eurostat-Newsrelease
17/2020 – 23 January 2020

Share of renewable energy in the EU up to 18.0%

Twelve Member States have reached a share equal to or above their 2020 target.

In 2018, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption reached 18.0% in the European Union (EU), up from 17.5% in 2017 and more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The increase in the share of renewables is essential to reach the EU climate and energy goals. The EU’s target is to reach 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030.

Among the 28 EU Member States, 12 Member States have already reached a share equal to or above their national 2020 binding targets: Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Finland and Sweden.



Se puede consultar la nota de prensa completa en la web del Eurostat  aquí o descargarla Eurostat-Renewable Energy EU 2018