Energy for transport: 7.6% from renewable sources

Energy for transport: 7.6% from renewable sources

Energy for transport: 7.6% from renewable sources

The FINANCIAL -- The share of energy from renewable sources used for transport in the European Union (EU) stood at 7.6 % in 2017, compared with 3.1 % in 2007.

Although the share has been increasing steadily in recent years across the EU, only two Member States were above the 2020 target share of 10 % in 2017: Sweden (38.6 %) and Finland (18.8 %).

These two countries also had the highest increases in shares between 2016 and 2017 among the EU Member States: + 9.8 percentage points for Finland and + 4.8 percentage points for Sweden.

While Austria (9.7 %) and France (9.1 %) were relatively close to achieving the 10 % target, most countries had shares between 5 % and 8 %. The three Member States with the lowest shares of energy from renewable sources in transport were Estonia (0.4 %), Croatia (1.2 %) and Greece (1.8 %).