EurObserv’ER Barometer: Still Three Points to Go to Meet the 2020 Target
Key data for European Union (EU) in 2016
|-- 17%||Renewable GFEC1 share in total EU generation in 2016 (16.7% in 2015)|
|-- 29.6%||Renewable electricity share in total EU generation in 2016 (28.8% in 2015)|
|-- 19.1%||Renewable heat share in total EU generation (18.7% in 2015)|
|-- 99.3 Mtoe||Renewable heat (and cooling) consumption in 2016 (95.3 Mtoe in 2015)|
|-- 951.4 TWh||Electricity production from renewables in the EU in 2016 (935.6 TWh in 2015)|
|-- 1.42 mln.||Jobs in the European renewable energy sector|
|-- € 149 bn.||Turnover generated by renewable energy sources in EU-28 in 2016|
|-- 322 Mtoe||EU-28 substituted fossil fuels in 2016 (314 Mtoe in 2015)|
|-- € 83 bn.||Result avoided expenses in EU-28 through renewables in 2016 (€ 97 bn. In 2015)|
In 2016, the EU moved up a level towards achieving the main 2020 target set in the Renewable Energies Directive. According to Eurostat, the renewable energy share of EU final gross energy consumption was 17% in 2016, which is exactly twice its 2004 level (8.5%), the first year for which data was registered. The EU is now only 3 points short of its 2020 target.
Shift in the renewable energy workforce
Early mover countries have only few employments from new investments, but an important share from maintenance activities on the existing installations and the manufacturing industry, which is providing countries elsewhere, both in the EU as worldwide.
Offshore overtakes onshore wind investments
In 2015, wind investments, including both onshore and offshore wind, totaled € 31 billion and grew to € 34 billion in 2016, which corresponds to an increase by almost 10%. This increase in wind investments was mainly driven by offshore, which even overtook onshore investments in 2016.
- Free download of the report State of renewable energies in Europe , 17th edition (PDF, ENG, 5 MB)
- Free download of all Barometers (PV, wind, solar thermal/CSP, biomass, biogas, heat pumps, biofuels)
For more information, see the website project:
Ms Diane Lescot
+33 (0) 1 44180080
Information om Business Wire
101 California Street, 20th Floor
CA 94111 San Francisco
Følg pressemeddelelser fra Business Wire
Skriv dig op her og modtag pressemeddelelser på mail. Indtast din mail, klik på abonner og følg instruktionerne i den udsendte mail.
Flere pressemeddelelser fra Business Wire
BOC-GROUP14.8.2018 13:02 | pressemeddelelse
BOC Group has just released ADONIS:CE – A Milestone in Free Cloud BPM Tools!
INTERXION-HOLDING14.8.2018 10:02 | pressemeddelelse
Interxion Announces Direct Connectivity to Google Cloud Platform across Its European Footprint
CA-LUMILEDS14.8.2018 00:47 | pressemeddelelse
Lumileds Wins Jury Verdict of Liability for Intellectual Property Theft Against Elec-Tech International Co., Ltd., Donglei Wang, and Gangyi Chen
SEOUL-SEMICONDUCTOR13.8.2018 15:02 | pressemeddelelse
Seoul Semiconductor’s Innovative SunLike LEDs Earn Industry Recognition in 2018 IES Progress Report
DC-ECO/SKUNKWORKS13.8.2018 13:09 | pressemeddelelse
Skunkworks Surfing Co. Co-Founders Appointed to be Endowment for Clean Oceans Judges
GN-GROUP13.8.2018 13:02 | pressemeddelelse
GN Hearing Announces Unprecedented Layers of Sound™ and the World’s Most Advanced Rechargeable Hearing Aid Solution
I vores nyhedsrum kan du læse alle vores pressemeddelelser, tilgå materiale i form af billeder og dokumenter, og finde vores kontaktoplysninger.Besøg vores nyhedsrum