Latvia has third largest share of renewables in gross energy consumption

Published: 26.01.2018 Related countries:  Latvia Latvia

Perspectives of the latvian renewable energy sector

Latvia has the third largest share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption among the EU member states, according to the latest Eurostat data for 2016.

In 2016, renewable energies made up 37.2% of gross final energy consumption in Latvia, down by 0.4 percentage points from 2015 and 2.8 percentage points short of the target that the EU wants it to achieve by 2020.

Among the EU member states, the highest share of renewables in gross final energy consumption was recorded in Sweden - 53.8%, already 4.8 percentage points above the target for 2020. Finland followed with 38.7%, or 0.7 percentage points above the 2020 target.

In Estonia, 28.8% of final energy consumption was derived from renewables, which is 3.8 percentage points above the 2020 target, and in Lithuania the share of renewables was 25.6%, or by 2.6 percentage points higher than the target for 2020.

 

Zdroj: BALTIC COURSE

 

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