Europe 23% of EU energy consumption covered by renewables

In 2022, around 23% of gross final energy consumption in the EU-27 was covered by renewable energy. In 2010, the share was 14%. In 2010, the EU adopted the Europe 2020 Strategy (PDF in german) which aimed to increase the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption to 20% by 2020. Taking into account the different potential and the national economic performance of each EU Member State, an individual target was agreed upon for each country. In 2010, Germany set itself a target of 18%. By 2022, the share of gross final energy consumption covered by renewable energy had already increased to around 21%. In 2010, the figure was 12%. The highest share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption were achieved by Sweden (66%), Finland (48%) and Latvia (43%).