The highest share of renewables in the EU is in Sweden (53.9%), Finland (39.3%) and Latvia (37.6%), says Eurostat. This means that Latvia has almost reached its target of 40% in 2020.
The share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU is still on the rise to almost 17% in 2015. Eleven Member States have already achieved their 2020 target.
The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The target to be reached by 2020 for the EU is a share of 20% energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy. However, renewables will continue to play a key role in helping the EU meet its energy needs beyond 2020. For this reason, Member States have already agreed on a new EU renewable energy target of at least 27% by 2030.