Renewables formed 10.3 % of energy consumption in the EU in 2008

Jul 13, 2010 02:00 AM

In 2008, energy from renewable sources contributed 10.3 % of final energy consumption in the EU, compared with 9.7 in 2007 and 8.8 in 2006.
The EU has set as a target a 20 % share of total energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. These figures were released by Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

The highest share of renewable energy in total consumption in 2008 was found in Sweden (44.4) Finland (30.5), Latvia (29.9), Austria (28.5) and Portugal (23.2) %, and the lowest in Malta (0.2) %.
Between 2006 and 2008, nearly all 27 EU countries increased their share of renewable energy in total consumption, noted Eurostat.

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