Malta’s share of renewable energy source at 3.8% in 2013

Malta’s 2020 target in renewable energy sources is at 10%, the lowest of the EU28

The European Union is on track to meet its 20% renewable energy targets, a progress report by the European Commission on the 2020 renewable energy targets shows.

With a projected share of 15.3% of renewable energy in 2014 in the gross final energy consumption, the EU and the vast majority of Member States are advancing well: 25 Member States are expected to meet their 2013/2014 national targets.

The EU is legally bound to meet a 20% share of renewable energy by 2020; the 10% target for renewable energy use in transport, and the binding national targets by 2020.

"The report shows once again that Europe is good at renewables, and that renewables are good for Europe. We have 3 times more renewable power per capita in Europe than anywhere else in the rest of the world. We have more than 1 million people working in the renewable energy sector worth over 130bn euros a year. We export 35 billion euros worth of renewables every year," said Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

With a projected share of 5.7% renewable energy in transport in 2014, achieving the 10% target is challenging but remains feasible, with good progress in some Member States.

25 Member States are expected to meet their 2013/2014 renewable energy national targets. 26 Member States met their 2011/2012 targets. Since the interim targets will become more ambitious over the coming years, some Member States may need to intensify their efforts to keep on track including the possible use of cooperation mechanisms with other Member States.

Malta’s renewable energy source share increased from 2.7% in 2012 to 3.8% in 2013. Its 2020 target stands at 10%.

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