In 2013 the share of renewable sources in the European Union reached 15%, which is up 8.3% from 2004 according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office.
The EU has set a target of 20% renewable sources to be reached by the end of the decade with every member state setting its own goal.
Bulgaria, Estonia and Sweden have already achieved the level required to meet their national 2020 targets while Lithuania, Romania and Italy are less than 0.5% away from reaching their goals.
At the opposite end of the scale however are the UK (9.9% away), the Netherlands (9.5%), France (8.8%) and Ireland (8.2%).
13 member states have doubled their share of renewable energy since 2004 according to the report.