Sweden is leading Europe's renewable energy charge. Sweden's share of energy from renewable sources stood at 53.8 percent in 2016 and its goal in 2020 is 49 percent.

Finland tops second with renewable accounting for 38.7 percent of its Energy Consumption. 11 member states have already achieved their 2020 targets but others still have a lot of work to do. The states who achieved are:

Romania
Lithuania
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Italy

The UK has a renewable energy consumption share of  9.3 percent, it was an improvement on 1.1% back in 2004. It is aiming for a 15 percent renewable share by 2020, a target which was out of reach. So we will see in 2020 that who win Europe's Renewable Energy Race.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/12715/whos-winning-europes-renewable-energy-race/
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Share of European countries energy generation from renewable sources and their 2020 target

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Sweden is leading Europe's renewable energy charge. Sweden's share of energy from renewable sources stood at 53.8 percent in 2016 and its goal in 2020 is 49 percent.

Finland tops second with renewable accounting for 38.7 percent of its Energy Consumption. 11 member states have already achieved their 2020 targets but others still have a lot of work to do. The states who achieved are:

Romania
Lithuania
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Italy

The UK has a renewable energy consumption share of 9.3 percent, it was an improvement on 1.1% back in 2004. It is aiming for a 15 percent renewable share by 2020, a target which was out of reach. So we will see in 2020 that who win Europe's Renewable Energy Race.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/12715/whos-winning-europes-renewable-energy-race/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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