Renewable energy accounted for 12.4% of overall consumption for EU in 2010, a 0.9-point year-over-year increase from 2009, report says; EU should produce an extra 100 Mtoe of renewables to achieve 2020 target of 20% renewable energy
January 3, 2012
– Key data for the year 2010 (EU-27):
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.
About the EurObserv’ER Barometer
The EurObserv’ER Barometer regularly publishes indicators reflecting the current dynamics in renewable energies (solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal and biomass, biogas, biofuels) worldwide and within the European Union. In ‘The State of Renewable Energies in Europe’ (http://www.eurobserv-er.org/pdf/bilan10.asp) two additional technologies have been assessed: solar thermal electricity and ocean energy.