EU's second highest share of renewable energy in 2013 was recorded by Latvia
In 2013 Latvia's share of renewable energy in final energy consumption amounted to 37,1%, the second highest in the European Union, according to the EU's statistical office Eurostat.
In final energy consumption in 2013 the highest shares of renewable energy were registered in Sweden, 52,1%, Latvia, as well as Finland, 36,8%, and Austria, 32,6%.
The shares of 3,6% in Luxembourg , 3,8% in Malta and 4,5% in the Netherlands were recorded the lowest shares of renewable energy.
In the EU in 2014 the share of renewable energy in final energy consumption stood at 15%, compared to just 8.3% in 2004.
The share of renewable energy in final energy consumption grew in all member states except the Netherlands (compared to 2004).
One of the headline indicators of the Europe 2020 strategy is the share of renewables in gross final energy consumption. The target is a share of 20% renewable energy use in gross final energy consumption.
Source: The Baltic Course 11 March 2015