Renewable energy in Europe – 2017 Update: Recent growth and knock-on effects

EEA Report No 23/2017

  • M. Tomescu
  • I. Moorkens
  • F. Meinke-Hubeny
  • E. Laes

This report outlines the progress renewable energy sources (RES) made in 2015 in the European Union (EU) as a whole, and at country, market sector and technology level. It also provides early European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates regarding developments at all of these levels in 2016. The report confirms that the EU remains on track to reach its 20 % RES share target for 2020, despite RES growth across the EU having recently slowed.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate change Mitigation.