Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from renewables in the EU-28 2006-2017

This graph shows the gross reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to the increase in renewable energy consumption from 2005 to 2017. It clearly shows that GHG emissions have been reducing annually since 2005. The avoided GHG emissions in Europe peaked in 2017 at 499 Mtoe.

Estimated reduction in greenhouse gas emissions attributable to renewable energy usage in the European Union (EU-28) from 2006 to 2017

GHG emission reductions in million tons of CO2 equivalent
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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

2006 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*MtCO2 = Million metric tons of CO2 equivalent
**2017 data is proxy

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