Use of renewables for transport

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(i) This dataset covers the indicator for monitoring progress towards renewable energy targets of the Europe 2020 strategy implemented by Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. This is indicator is a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). It has been chosen for the assessment of the progress towards the objectives and targets of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. The data collection covers the full spectrum of the Member States of the European Union.

The share of energy from renewable sources is calculated for four indicators:

Transport (RES-T)
Heating and Cooling (RES-H&C)
Electricity (RES-E)
Overall RES share (RES) (iii) all Member States of the European Union. The EU aggregate is also shown. Additionally and sometimes at a later stage, EFTA-countries (Iceland and Norway), some of the EU candidate countries (Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Turkey) and potential candidate countries (Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo (UNSCR 1244/99)) are also displayed, depending on their transmissiosn.

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Source Eurostat - Data Explorer (
Last Updated February 1, 2022, 07:56 (UTC)
Created January 26, 2022, 10:50 (UTC)
Access level Public
Data timespan 2004-2019
Data update frequency annually
Geographical area EU
Language English
Organization Eurostat
Time interval yearly