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Less than half of EU state meet 2020 renewable targets

Staff Writer |
Of all EU members, more than half have work to do to meet renewable energy goals and France, despite its ambition, is one of the furthest away.

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Members of the European Union are aiming to have renewable energy make up 20 percent of total energy by 2020, and at least 27 percent by 2030. Each EU member state has particular pathways toward the collective 2020 target.

Of the 28 members of the EU, 11 have already met their targets, according to the latest European data. Of those, Sweden is the clear leader with 53.8 percent of its energy coming from renewable resources, followed by Finland with 38.7 percent.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Netherlands and France are the furthest away, with 8 percent and 7 percent to go in the next two years, respectively.

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