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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The 2009 Renewable Energy Directive required the EU to fulfil at least 20% of its total energy needs with renewables by 2020. EU countries set out how they plan to meet the agreed individual targets in their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs). Progress towards these targets is measured every two years when countries publish national renewable energy progress reports.
This data portal is an interactive tool for visualising and comparing the renewable energy data provided in the NREAPs and the progress reports.
An additional feature is a country profile tool, providing a dashboard on the status of renewables in a given country as well as the impact on greenhouse gas emissions.