Bulgaria 12th in EU renewable energy share of gross consumption

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The renewable energy share of Bulgaria's gross final energy consumption was 12.9% in 2010, ranking the country 12th among the EU member states, according to estimates published by EurObserv'ER.

The Balkan country's renewable energy share was 11.6% in 2009.

Sweden tops the list with 46.9%, followed by Latvia (34.3%) and Finland (33.6%). The United Kingdom (3.3%), Luxembourg (2.6%) and Malta (0.3%) occupy the last three spots.

In 2010, the renewable energy share accounted for 12.4% of overall gross final energy consumption in the bloc, as against 11.5% in 2009, which amounted to a 0.9-point year-on-year increase compared to 2009.

From 2009 to 2010, gross consumption of final energy from renewable sources increased by 10.2% (+ 13.4 Mtoe), as against to a 2.1% increase (+ 24.4 Mtoe) of the overall gross final
energy consumption.

The EU members should produce an extra hundred Mtoe of final energy from renewable sources to achieve the 2020 target of 20% of renewable energies in the EU-27 final energy gross consumption. It equates to an extra annual average of 10 Mtoe of final energy from renewable sources.

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