Share of RE (RE: renewable energy) in GEIC (GEIC: gross energy inland consumption), compared to target in COM(97) 599 final (%, in 2008). The White Paper on renewable energy (COM(97) 599 final) sets an indicative target of 12 % of renewables in total GEIC in the EU-15 by 2010. The contribution of renewable energy sources to GEIC in EU-15 was 8.6 % in 2008, falling significantly short of the 12% indicative target
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