The share of renewables in final energy consumption reaches 8,1% in Cyprus

The share of renewables in final energy consumption reaches 8,1% in Cyprus

In 2013, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 8,1% in Cyprus, compared to 3,1% in 2004 and 13% which is the national target for 2020.

The share of renewables in the final consumption reached 15.0% in the European Union, compared with 8.3% in 2004, the first year for which the data is available. These figures come from a publication issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The share of renewables in gross final consumption of energy is one of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy. The target to be reached by 2020 for the EU is a share of 20% energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy. Each EU Member State has its own Europe 2020 target. The national targets take into account the Member States` different starting points, renewable energy potential and economic performance.

Since 2004, the share of renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy grew significantly in all Member States, with thirteen Member States having at least doubled their share of renewables over the past 10 years.

With 52.1%, Sweden had by far in 2013 the highest share of energy from renewable sources in its gross final consumption of energy, ahead of Latvia (37.1%), Finland (36.8%) and Austria (32.6%). In contrast, the lowest proportions of renewables were found in Luxembourg (3.6%), Malta (3.8%), the Netherlands (4.5%) and the United Kingdom (5.1%).
CNA/EK/ΜΜ/2015
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY