Share of renewable electricity in gross electricity consumption in EU-27 in 2006 (and 2010 indicative targets)
National indicative targets for the share of renewable electricity in 2010 are taken from Directive 2001/77/EC. Notes to their 2010 indicative targets are made by Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Portugal, Finland and Sweden in the Directive; Austria and Sweden note that reaching the target is dependent on climatic factors affecting hydropower production. Sweden considers 52 % a more realistic figure if long-term models on hydrologic and climatic conditions are applied. Countries are ranked in order of the magnitude of the difference between their current share of renewable electricity and their 2010 target (as a percentage difference), from smallest to largest.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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