REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS: Renewable Energy Progress Report 2015 - Draft report
This report by the European Commission summarises Member States' progress in the promotion and use of renewable energy along the trajectory towards the 2020 targets. The report shows that the EU is on track to meet the legally binding target for a 20% share of renewable energy, the 10% target for renewable energy use in transport, and the binding national targets by 2020.
With less than 6 years still to go to the end of 2020, 25 Member States are so far well on track to achieving their binding national Renewable Energy Resources (RES) targets, and five Member States have already achieved or are about to achieve their RES targets well ahead of time
- 25 EU countries are expected to meet their 2013/2014 interim renewable energy targets
- In 2014, the projected share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption is 15.3%
- The EU's 2020 renewables target has resulted in around 326 Mt of avoided CO2 emissions in 2012, rising to 388 Mt in 2013
- It has also led to a reduction in the EU's demand for fossil fuels to the tune of 116 Mtoe (2013 figure)
- The 2014 projected share of renewable energy in transport is 5.7% meaning that achieving the target will be challenging but feasible, with some EU countries making good progress.
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