EU on track for renewable energy goal but UK lagging


The European Union is on track to meeting its 2020 renewable energy targets despite some nations lagging behind, reports Energy Live News.

The European Environment Agency (EEA), which provides analysis to EU policymakers, said the UK, Netherlands, Malta and Luxembourg generated less than 5% of energy, i.e. heat, transport and electricity, from renewable sources in 2013.

In Sweden, Latvia, Finland and Austria, renewable energy made up more than a third of their final usage during the same period.

Overall, the EU aims to produce at least 20% of its energy from renewable energy sources by the end of the decade.

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