Share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy in 2010 and national overall targets in 2020.
Share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy in 2010 and national overall targets in 2020.

By Kari Williamson

The 2009-2010 growth of the renewable energy share of overall gross final energy consumption is related to a bigger gross consumption of final energy from renewable sources: 145 Mtoe (against 131,6 Mtoe in 2009) for a gross final energy consumption of 1 170.7 Mtoe (against 1146.3 Mtoe in 2009).

From 2009 to 2010, gross consumption of final energy from renewable sources increased by 10.2% (+ 13.4 Mtoe), as against to a 2.1% increase (+ 24.4 Mtoe) of the overall gross final energy consumption.

EU members should produce an extra hundred Mtoe of final energy from renewable sources to achieve the 2020 target of 20% of renewable energies in the EU-27 final energy gross consumption (2009/28/CE directive). It equates to an extra annual average of 10 Mtoe of final energy from renewable sources, the analyst says.