Recovery and resilience scoreboard.Clean Power.
Subject headingsRenewable energy ; Delivering the European Green Deal Package ; Renewable resources ; Hydrogen ; Energy sources
Policy Overview Renewable energy plays a central role in decarbonising the EU energy systems and achieving climate neutrality by 2050. Energy production and use account for over 75% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the EU. Renewable energy is essential to achieve climate neutrality and the intermediate step of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to the 1990 level. In 2019, the overall share of renewable energy sources in the gross final energy consumption in the EU was 19.7%, up from 14.6% in 2010. At sectoral level, the highest share was accounted for in the power sector (including hydro, wind, solar, solid biofuels and others) with a share of 34.1% of the gross final energy consumption in this sector, followed by the heating and cooling sector with a share of 22.1% and 8.9% for the transport sector (including renewable electricity in road, rail and other transport modes).