Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption by sector (sdg_07_40)

ESMS Indicator Profile (ESMS-IP)

Compiling agency: Eurostat, statistical office of the European Union


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Relevance
4. Statistical Indicator
5. Frequency and Timeliness of dissemination
6. Coverage and comparability
7. Accessibility and clarity
8. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
Eurostat Quality Profile
4.5. Source data

ESS

5.1. Frequency of dissemination Every year
5.2. Timeliness T+2 years
6.1. Reference area All EU MS
6.2. Comparability - geographical All EU MS
6.3. Coverage - Time > 10 years
6.4. Comparability - over time > 4 data points

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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Eurostat, statistical office of the European Union

1.2. Contact organisation unit

E2: Environmental statistics and accounts; sustainable development

1.5. Contact mail address

e-mail contact: ESTAT-SDI-EU2020-INDICATORS@ec.europa.eu


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 21/11/2017
2.2. Metadata last posted 15/06/2020
2.3. Metadata last update 01/02/2020


3. Relevance Top

This indicator is part of the indicator sets:

a) EU Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicator set where it is used to monitor progress towards SDG 7 on affordable and clean energy, SDG 12 on ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns and SDG 13 on climate action. SDG 7 calls for ensuring universal access to modern energy services, improving energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energy. To accelerate the transition to an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system, countries need to facilitate access to clean energy research, promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology. SDG 12 envisions sustainable consumption and production, which uses resources efficiently, reduces global food and other waste, disposes safely toxic waste and pollutants. SDG 13 aims to implement the commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and operationalise the Green Climate Fund.

b) EU 2020 strategy indicators where it is used to monitor progress towards the EU's objective for climate and energy policy 'Increasing the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption to 20 %'.

 

Furthermore, indicator is part of the impact indicators for Strategic plan 2016-2020 referring to the 10 Commission priorities, and is included in the set for the EU's framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union. It can be considered as identical to global SDG indicator 7.2.1 "Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption".

The Europe 2020 strategy set a target of increasing the share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption to 20 % by 2020. By 2030, the share should further increase to at least a 27% according to the 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework.The Energy Union strategy highlights renewable energies as part of the required efforts for the decarbonisation of the energy system. EU Cohesion Policy (2014-2020) invests EUR 29 billion in sustainable energy, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, smart energy infrastructure and low-carbon research and innovation.


4. Statistical Indicator Top
4.1. Data description

The indicator measures the share of renewable energy consumption in gross final energy consumption according to the Renewable Energy Directive. The gross final energy consumption is the energy used by end-consumers (final energy consumption) plus grid losses and self-consumption of power plants.

4.2. Unit of measure

a) % by sectors

b) %

4.3. Reference Period

Calendar year.

4.4. Accuracy - overall

The indicator is produced according to the high-level quality standards of European Statistics. Details on accuracy can be found in the metadata of the source datasets (see link to related metadata).

4.5. Source data

ESS

Data source: European Statistical System (ESS).

Data provider: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, based on data reported by the countries.


5. Frequency and Timeliness of dissemination Top
5.1. Frequency of dissemination

Every year

Indicator is updated annually.

5.2. Timeliness

T+2 years

New data points are disseminated within two years after the reference year.


6. Coverage and comparability Top
6.1. Reference area

All EU MS

Data are presented for all EU Member States plus the United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Turkey.

6.2. Comparability - geographical

All EU MS

Data are comparable between all EU Member States respectively other presented countries.

6.3. Coverage - Time

> 10 years

Presented time series (including EU aggregates) starts in year 2004.

6.4. Comparability - over time

> 4 data points

Length of comparable time series without methodological break is longer than 4 data points.


7. Accessibility and clarity Top
7.1. Dissemination format - Publications

Analysis of the indicator is presented in

a) Eurostat's annual monitoring report on Sustainable development in the EU (progress towards SDGs in the EU context).

b) Eurostat's annual monitoring report on the Europe 2020 strategy 'Smarter greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy'.

7.2. Dissemination format - online database

See tables:

a) sdg_07_40

b) t2020_31

7.3. Dissemination format - other

Eurostat dedicated section on:

a) SDGs: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/sdi/overview

b) EU 2020 strategy: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/europe-2020-indicators/europe-2020-strategy/overview


8. Comment Top

Copyrights: Eurostat Copyright/Licence Policy is applicable.


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Annexes Top
See also SHARES tool and SHARES manual