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EU meets 2020 renewable energy target in transport

Feb 7, 2022 | News

(07 February 2022) – The EU has met the 10% target level for 2020 for the share of renewable energy (including liquid biofuels, biomethane and ‘green’ electricity) used in transport.

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Eurostat data show that the average share of energy from renewables in transport increased from 1.6% in 2004 to 10.2% in 2020, standing 0.2% above the target level.

Among the Member States, 12 surpassed the target. Sweden was the clear leader in the use of renewables in transport with 31.9%, followed by Finland (13.4%), the Netherlands and Luxembourg (both 12.6%). Sweden’s leadership is explained by the high use of compliant biofuels.

In contrast, Greece (5.3%) and Lithuania (5.5%) registered the lowest use of renewables in transport.

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