Europe is Beating Its Renewable Energy Targets. Which Countries are Leading the Charge?

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  • In 2020, almost a quarter of the European Union’s electricity came from renewable sources including hydropower, wind, solar, geothermal energy and air heat pumps.
  • The EU sourced an average of 22% of their energy from renewables which is two points higher than the goal they set out in 2009.
  • Of the 27 EU members states, the ones that generated more than a third of their electricity from renewables were Sweden, Finland (44%), Latvia (42%) Austria (36.5%) and Portugal (34%).

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