Basic Information

EU Policy

Article 4 of the renewable energy Directive (2009/28/EC) requires EU Member States to submit national renewable energy action plans by 30 June 2010. These plans, to be prepared in accordance with the template published by the Commission, provide detailed roadmaps of how each Member State expects to reach its legally binding 2020 target for the share of renewable energy in their final energy consumption.


The three basic objectives to use renewable energy resources and to increase the energy efficiency which should be reached by 2020 are:

  1. Reduction of the primary energy consumption by 20% (as compared to the planned development tendency);
  2. Increase of the rate of the renewable energy resources (RER) by 20% in the total energy consumption;
  3. Reduction of the greenhouse effect gas emission by par 20% in comparison with the level of 1990;

The following charts show the expected targets for the PEA project countries according to each national renewable energy action plan.

Total energy consumption


As shown in table 1 the targets of the share of renewable energy in their final energy consumption are quite different. While Finland and Latvia already had a share of around 30% in 2005, Poland and Germany where well below 10%.
Thus the range of increasing the share of RES varies from around 20% (Latvia) to 200% (Germany).

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table 1 total - final energy consumption, comparision 2005 and 2020

Heating energy consumption


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table 2 heating - final energy consumption, comparision 2005 and 2020

Electricity energy consumption


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table 3 electricity - final energy consumption, comparision 2005 and 2020

Transport energy consumption


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table 4 transport - final energy consumption, comparision 2005 and 2020

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