In 2014, by commissioning new capacities, the target set by Bucharest was achieved
Romania ranks 8th among Member States of the European Union after the share of energy from renewable sources in the gross final consumption, in 2013, according to data presented on Tuesday by Eurostat – the European Statistics Office.
The largest share of energy obtained from renewable sources in total consumption in 2013 was recorded in Sweden (52.1%), Latvia (37.1%) and Finland (36.8%).
The smallest indicators were in Luxembourg (3.6%), Malta (3.8%) and the Netherlands. In the EU, the level is at 15%. The EU target is for this level to reach 20% by 2020. Romania’s goal is 24%.
Renewable energy sources are solar, thermal and photovoltaic, hydro, wind, geothermal and biomass.
Three of the 28 EU Member States have already met their national targets for 2020 – Bulgaria, Estonia and Sweden.