SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 28 (SeeNews) - Croatia's share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption reached 28% in 2018, exceeding by 8.0 percentage points (pp) the country's national 2020 binding target, Eurostat said.
Croatia was one of 12 EU member states which have achieved a share equal to or above their national 2020 binding targets in 2018. The list includes Greece and Bulgaria, Eurostat data showed last week.
Bulgaria recorded a 20.5% share of energy generated from renewable sources in 2018 - 4.5 pp above the country's 2020 target. Greece had a share equal to its target of 18%, according to data estimates about the country.
Romania was just 0.1 pp away from its national 2020 objective, at 23.9%.
At the opposite end of the scale, Slovenia is the furthest away from its target among all EU member states. The country generated 21.1% of energy from renewable sources in 2018, 3.9 pp below its 2020 target.
In 2018, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption reached 18.0% in the EU.
The increase in the share of renewables is essential to reach the EU climate and energy goals. The EU's target is to reach 20% share of energy from renewable sources by 2020 and at least 32% by 2030.