EU progress towards 2020 climate and energy targets

Data Visualization Created 10 Oct 2017 Published 24 Jan 2018 Last modified 24 Jan 2018
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Historic trends from 1990 to 2015 and approximated estimates for 2016 are represented in solid lines.
Each solid line represents the progress towards the 20/20/20 targets based upon historic data. Dashed lines show the expected progress towards the 20/20/20 targets based upon projection data for GHG and target trajectories for renewable energy use and energy consumption.

Methodology

Based on:
• Renewable energy data from Eurostat, reported by MS under the Energy Statistics Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 and the Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) and published in the SHARES - Short Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources tool.
• Primary energy consumption data from Eurostat, reported by MS under the Energy Statistics Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 and published in the energy statistics database.
• 2016 approximated estimates for renewable energy use and energy consumption estimated by EEA.
• GHG data reported by Member States under the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 525/2013):
     - 1990-2015 historic trends from national greenhouse gas inventories submitted by MS by 10/08/2017;
     - 2016 approximated inventories submitted by MS by 31/07/2017;
     - 2015-2020 projections (WEM, WAM) submitted by Member States in 2017.

Targets and trajectories based on:
• Part A and B of Annex 1 of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC and reported information from MS in their national renewable action plans (NREAPs) in 2010.
• Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency, amending Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repealing Directives 2004/8/EC and 2006/32/EC and updates by MS in their national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAPs). The energy efficiency target for 2020 is defined as an absolute target, set 20 % below the level in primary energy consumption projected for 2020 in the 2007 Energy Baseline scenario of the European Commission.

Data sources

National emissions reported to the UNFCCC and to the EU Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)
Approximated greenhouse gas emissions (update coming soon) provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)
Greenhouse gas projections (update coming soon) provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)
Share of renewable energy in cross final energy consumption provided by Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
Approximated share of energy from renewable sources (update coming soon) provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)
DIRECTIVE 2009/28/EC provided by European Commission
Directive 2012/27/eu provided by European Commission
Final energy consumption by sector provided by Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
Approximated primary energy consumption (update coming soon) provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)
Indicative trajectories for the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy, from national renewable energy action plans (NREAPs) provided by European Commission
Energy Efficiency - 2030 Targets (update coming soon) provided by European Council
National energy efficiency action plans (NREEPs) (update coming soon) provided by European Commission

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