Sweden had highest share of renewable energy in 2018
According to Eurostat data, the increase in the share of renewables is more than double the share in 2004 (8.5%) and is up from 17.5% in 2017. The EU’s target is to reach 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030. Among the EU Member States, 12 have already reached a share equal to or above their national 2020 binding targets: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Czechia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Cyprus. Four member states are close to meeting their targets (less than 1% away).
Sweden had the highest share of renewables in 2018, with more than half (54.6%) coming from renewable sources, ahead of Finland (41.2%), Latvia (40.3%), Denmark (36.1%) and Austria (33.4%). The Netherlands had the lowest proportion of renewables at 7.4%, followed by Malta (8%), Luxembourg (9.1%) and Belgium (9.4%).