Tuesday, 3 January 2012

UK slumps to third-bottom of European #renewable energy league

The UK is languishing third-bottom of the European renewable energy league, published today.

The share of renewable energy in the UK's final energy consumption was just 3.3%, slightly ahead of only two other of the European Union's 27 member states, Malta and Luxembourg.

The report also reveals that out of all the European nations, the UK has the biggest gap to bridge to achieve the legally binding 2020 target of sourcing 15% of the country's energy mix from renewables.

The UK needs to increase its energy share from renewables by 11.7% over the next 9 years.

Sweden topped the league with 46.9% of the national energy mix sourced from renewable technology, followed by Latvia (34.3%), Finland (33.6%), Austria (30.7%) and Portugal (24.7%).

The European Commission statistics were revealed today as part of the EurObserv'ER project.

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