Serbia has reached its RES targets for 2020, News
At the European Union level, the share of gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources (RES) reached 22 percent in 2020, according to data from the EU Statistical Office (Eurostat).
It is added that this is two percentage points (pp) above the target level for 2020, as stated in the Directive 2009/28 / EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. Eurostat estimates that this is a great achievement and an important milestone on the EU’s path to climate neutrality by 2050.
The directive also defines national targets for 2020, which are set taking into account the starting point and the total potential for renewable energy sources in each country. The report shows that 26 member states have met or exceeded the national target for 2020.
Some countries have had to close statistical transfers in 2020 to meet their targets. Member States that significantly exceeded their 2020 targets were Sweden, Croatia (both +11 pp) and Bulgaria (+7 pp), while France failed to reach its target (-3.9 pp).
Let us remind you, France is the EU member that relies the most on nuclear electricity, which accounted for as much as 67 percent of the total electricity produced in that country in 2020. She is also the biggest lobbyist in the EU when it comes to nuclear energy.
With more than half of the gross final consumption of energy from renewable sources (60 percent), Sweden had by far the largest share among EU member states in 2020, ahead of Finland (44 percent) and Latvia (42 percent).
At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest share of renewable energy sources was registered in Malta (11 percent), followed by Luxembourg (12 percent) and Belgium (13 percent).
Earlier Eurostat data also show that the share of renewable energy sources in the total energy produced in Serbia in 2020 was 26.3 percent. It is added that it is 4.86 percent more than in 2019, and it is very close to the set goal for that year, which was 27 percent.
Namely, as a member of the Energy Community of the European Union, Serbia has committed itself in its national action plan for renewable energy to produce 27 percent of its energy from renewable sources in 2020.
Published data show that the share of renewable energy sources in electricity consumption was 30.7 percent, compared to 2019 when it was 30.11 percent, Biznis reports.
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