Eurostat: Procurement of renewable energy increases market share by 30%

Eurostat has released is first evaluation of the 2020 strategy. From a sustainable procurement perspective, the news is good on renewable energy which has increased market share from 8.1% to 12.5% between 2004 and 2010. The target for 2020 is a 20% share, so progress is being made.

Progress on other sustainability targets was also positive.

For greenhouse gas emissions, the target for 2020 is a reduction of 20% compared with the level of 1990. These emissions have decreased steadily since 1990, with a sharp drop in the period 2008 to 2010, a period corresponding to the economic crisis. By 2010, emissions had declined by 15% compared with 1990.

For energy efficiency, the target for 2020 is a primary energy consumption of 1,474 million tonnes of oil equivalent. This level fluctuated from 1,560 in 1990 to 1,650 in 2010.

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