Sweden, Latvia, and Finland rank first among EU member states for the proportion of their total energy consumption coming from renewable sources. Currently, 51 % of Swedish, 35.8 % of Latvian, and 34.5 % of Finnish energy is coming from renewables, according to the latest EU statistics.
In 2012, energy from renewable sources was estimated to have contributed 14.1 % of gross final energy consumption in the 28 countries of the EU. The goal is to increase this to 20 % by 2020.
However, different countries have specific targets based on their starting point, renewable energy potential, and economic performance. Sweden, Estonia, and Bulgaria have already reached their assigned targets.
- Finland third for EU renewables us,
Finnfacts 12 March 2014.