Estimates of the renewable energy share in gross final energy consumption for the year 2012

European renewable energy share increases to 14.4% in 2012
The Directive 2009/28 states that the 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. EurObserv’ER is monitoring
the progress of each Member State towards achieving these targets. The following
estimates are the first to be published for 2012.

Calculating the renewable energy share for each member country is a delicate task. The
results presented are estimations made by the EurObserv’ER consortium, based on the
information gathered over the past year by the project team.
Our preliminary estimates put the renewable energy share of gross final energy consumption
in the european union at 14.4% in 2012 compared to 13.1% in 2011, which is a 1.3
percentage point increase (using rounded figures).