In 2010, the EU set a target to produce 20% of its total energy from renewable sources by 2020. The latest figures have given us an update on the current progress and highlights the nations exceeding their target or lagging behind.
Three out of 28 EU states have exceeded their 2020 targets way ahead of schedule; Sweden, Bulgaria and Estonia.
Sweden’s ambitious goals have been achieved, with the country producing 52.1% of its energy from renewable sources in 2013.
Romania, Italy and Lithuania are extremely close to hitting their targets ahead of schedule. Contrastingly, the UK, Netherlands, France and Ireland are lagging behind.
These figures are crucial to keeping up the momentum of the initiative and despite some setbacks, the overall goal is becoming attainable.