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The EU 27 will exceed its target of meeting 20 % of its gross final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. The European Wind Energy Association published its analysis of the 27 National Renewable Energy Action Plans, submitted  by the EU Member States to the European Commission.

The National Action Plans show that one third (34%) of EU electricity demand will be supplied from renewables by 2020. The 34% of EU electricity demand met by renewables in 2020 is made up  of 14.1% from wind energy (10% onshore, 4% offshore), 10.5% from hydro, 6.6% from biomass, 2.7% from solar photovoltaic, 0.5% from CSP, 0.3% from geothermal and 0.1% from ocean.

Ireland will be the country with the highest wind energy penetration level at 36.4% of its total electricity demand, followed by Denmark at 31%. 15 Member States plan to exceed their national target, led by Bulgaria at +2.8% above their target, Spain (+2.7%), Greece (+2.2%), Hungary (+1.7) and Germany (+1.6%). 10 Member States will meet their national target, and just two Member States, Luxembourg (-2.1%) and Italy (-0.9%), have informed the European Commission that they envisage using the cooperation mechanisms to meet their national targets.
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