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2015.06.17 08:28

Lithuania may exceed its 2020 renewable energy target

DELFI EN | The Lithuania Tribune2015.06.17 08:28

Lithuania and 18 other EU member states may exceed their 2020 renewable energy targets, the European Commission said in its latest renewable energy progress report published on Tuesday.

Lithuania and 18 other EU member states may exceed their 2020 renewable energy targets, the European Commission said in its latest renewable energy progress report published on Tuesday.

According to the report, there are "good prospects" for the EU-wide target of 20 percent renewable energy in 2020 being achieved. In 2014, the combined EU share of renewable energy reached 15.3 percent. All member states, except the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, met their interim targets.

The share of renewable energy in transport last year reached 5.7 percent, which means that achieving the 10 target "will be challenging but feasible", the Commission said.

Based on data from the EU statistical office Eurostat, the share of renewable energy in Lithuania was 23 percent in 2013 and is expected to be at this level in 2020.
 

BNS