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Share of renewable energy in gross energy supply

The indicator shows the share of renewable energy in the total energy supply for consumption. Renewable energy sources are hydro-electric, wind, geothermal, wave and solar energy.
Share of renewable energy in Gross final energy consumption
This indicator shows the share of renewables in the gross final energy consumption. This share has become an increasingly important policy target in the Nordic and EU countries motivated by the wish to combat climate change. For EU the target is a 20 per cent share in 2020. The 2020 national targets for the shares are 30 per cent for Denmark, 72 per cent for Iceland, 49 per cent for Sweden, 38 per cent for Finland, and 67.5 percent for Norway. Renewable energies cover hydro power, wind energy, solar energy, energy from the tide, waves and the ocean, and energy from biomass and renewable wastes and geothermal energy. Gross final energy consumption does not include conversion losses in connection with e.g. the production of electricity and district heating. This indicator can therefore not be compared with figures from Gross Inland Consumption of Energy where conversion losses are included.


Anniina Kristinsson