Large European economies suspend green energy consumption

Large European economies

Most of the European countries suspend the consumption of green energy. The data from the Euro start community statistics are very clear. In 2016, only 17% of the final energy consumption in the European Union as a whole came from the renewable sector. The figure is not trivial especially if we take into account. The proportion of renewable energy in the final gross consumption of energy is one of the main indicators of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The average of the Twenty-eight must be at 20%.

Large European economies

Now, it is also true that not all countries are at the same level. While the large economies of the region are in the lower half of the ranking, the Nordic Eastern countries lead the top positions. The most outstanding result is of Sweden. More than half of the energy consumption comes from the renewable sector. They followed by Finland, Latvia, Austria and Denmark, all of them above 30%. Other countries that are also in the high band of the table are Estonia, Portugal, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania and Slovenia, where the weight exceeds 20%.

Italy and Spain are the fourth and fifth largest market in the EU. It also exceed the EU average of 17%, albeit narrowly. In 2016, 17.4% of the energy consumed by the transalpine country came from clean energy. One-tenth more than in the Spanish case (17.3%). Already below the community average, we find the heavyweights of the economy of the Old Continent: France with 16% Germany, with 14.8% the United Kingdom, with less than 10%. However, the British market is not the worst off the list. The lowest positions in the ranking are occupied by Belgium (8.7%), Malta (6%), the Netherlands (6%) and Luxembourg (5 %). 4%).

If we compare the weight that clean, energy currently has in total energy consumption in each country. We discover that in 2016, 11 countries already managed to meet in advance their particular objective for 2020. According to the Institute for Economic Studies (IEE), which points out that it has echoed the Eurostat data? As seen in the graph, the European partners. That have been ahead in the calendar are Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary. In the case of Spain, the target is 20% (it is the same as for the EU-28 average). That we have 2.8 points left to reach the level that Brussels has established. According to the community authorities, our country has a difficult time reaching the goal in time.