According to Eurostat dana, share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU reached 17% in 2016

Renewable energy in the EU

Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU reached 17% in 2016
Eleven Member States already achieved their 2020 targets

In 2016, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 17% in the European Union (EU), double the share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.

The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The EU’s target is to obtain 20% of energy in gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 27% by 2030.

These figures come from an article issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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