After Luxembourg, the Netherlands only scores on green energy in the EU

The Netherlands is lagging behind when it comes to using renewable energy. The share of green energy in our country is considerably lower than in the European Union as a whole. This is evident from the most recent data from the European statistical office Eurostat.


The Netherlands is lagging behind when it comes to using renewable energy. The share of green energy in our country is considerably lower than in the European Union as a whole. This is evident from the most recent data from the European statistical office Eurostat.

Renewable energy sources accounted for 6.6 percent of all energy consumption in the Netherlands in 2017. In the European Union, that level was 17.5 percent. Of all Member States, the share of renewable energy was lower in Luxembourg alone.

Sweden is a European leader when it comes to renewable energy. In that country green electricity accounted for more than half of all energy consumption. Finland and Latvia also did well with 41 percent and 39 percent respectively.

If it is up to Brussels, the share of energy that is generated by the sun, wind, hydropower, geothermal energy or biomass can be increased further. In 2020, 20 percent of all energy consumed must come from renewable sources. In the Netherlands, the target is 14 percent.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/economie/5738283/nederland-scoort-na-luxemburg-het-slechts-op-groene-energie-in-eu.html

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