Share of renewable energy in the European Union (EU) 2014-2016

This statistic shows the renewable energy shares (RES) for different areas in the European Union (EU) from 2014 to 2016, in percentage. It shows that 29.6 percent of the gross final energy consumption for electricity was covered by renewable energy in 2016. This is up from 28.8 percent the previous year.

Renewable energy shares (RES) in the European Union (EU) from 2014 to 2016

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Release date

September 2018


Europe, EU

Survey time period

2014 to 2016

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the RES share is measured against the total gross final energy consumption. A share of 50 percent means that half of the total gross final energy consumption is covered by renewable energies.

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