New figures show that renewable energy accounted for 16.7 percent in final consumption of energy in the European Union (EU) in 2015.
EU statistics agency Eurostat said on Tuesday that renewable energy available for final consumption increased by 68 percent between 2005 and 2015.
Sweden in 2015 had by far the highest share of renewable energy which stood at 53.9 percent, ahead of Finland, Latvia, Austria and Denmark.
At the opposite end of the scale, the lowest proportions of renewables were registered in Luxembourg and Malta, both at 5 percent.
According to Europe 2020 strategy, the target to be reached for the EU by 2020 is a share of 20 percent energy from renewable sources in final consumption.
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