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Estimates of the renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption | Europe
 
   

Estimates of the renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption

In 2010 the renewable energy share accounts for 12.4% of overall gross final energy consumption, as against 11.5% in 2009, which amounts to a 0.9-point year-on-year increase compared to 2009.

The 2009-2010 growth of the renewable energy share of overall gross final energy consumption is related to a bigger gross consumption of final energy from renewable sources: 145 Mtoe (against 131,6 Mtoe in 2009) for a gross final energy consumption of 1 170.7 Mtoe (against 1146.3 Mtoe in 2009). From 2009 to 2010, gross consumption of final energy from renewable sources increased by 10.2% (+ 13.4 Mtoe), as against to a 2.1% increase (+ 24.4 Mtoe) of the overall gross final energy consumption.

EU members should produce an extra hundred Mtoe of final energy from renewable sources to achieve the 2020 target of 20% of renewable energies in the EU-27 final energy gross consumption (2009/28/CE directive). It equates to an extra
annual average of 10 Mtoe of final energy from renewable sources.

EurObserv?ER will publish its new edition in January 2012: ?The state of renewable energy in Europe?. In this report context will be provided around the renewable energy shares presented above.

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Posted by Gloria Llopis | 2012-01-02