Share of EU energy consumption from renewable sources, 2005-2050

Data Visualization Created 06 Oct 2017 Last modified 14 Nov 2017
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The solid line shows the development of the share of renewables in EU energy consumption based on historic data. The dashed lines show expected progress to 2020 based on projection data. The dots illustrate the 2020, 2030 and 2050 targets.

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.
• 2016 approximated estimates for renewable energy use estimated by EEA.

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
• European Commission: A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030
• European Commission: Energy roadmap 2015

Data sources

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 Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
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
RES target 2030 provided by European Commission
RES targets 2050 provided by European Commission

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