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Sharp rise in renewable energy consumption by European Union

EU reports sharp annual increase in renewable energy consumption 12.23.2013  The preliminary estimates put the renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption for the EU at 14.4% in 2012, compared to 13.1% in 2011, which is a 1.3 % increase. The Directive 2009/28 states that the EU 27 Member States should achieve an overall 20% share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption across Europe. It has set a binding individual target for each country by 2020……

The total consumption of final energy (renewable or otherwise) continued to decrease in 2012 due to the recession. The estimated drop is 8 million ton of oil equivalent (MMtoe)―from 1 133.3 MMtoe in 2011 to 125.2 MMtoe in 2012. At the same time, the final renewable energy consumption increased by 13.4 MMtoe (from 148.8 MMtoe to 162.2 MMtoe)…..

December 24, 2013 - Posted by | EUROPE, renewable

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