Renewables Generate 5% of Luxembourg’s Energy

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Luxembourg’s has more than doubled the amount of renewable energy it generates since 2004, Eurostat figures show.

The proportion generated rose from 2.8% to 6.2% in 2015. As a proportion of energy consumed, in 2015 renewables generated 5% of the country’s needs, up from 0.9% in 2004.

It still has some way to go in meeting its target of generating 11% of the energy used through renewables.

Electricity generated through wind power accounted for a tenth of energy across the EU in 2016 with the biggest generators as a proportion of total energy generation being Denmark (43%), Lithuania (27%), Ireland (21%), Portugal (20%) and Spain (18%).

With 4% of energy coming from wind, Luxembourg lagged in eighth place, generating well below the EU average of 10.1% through wind.

The figures were published via Statec to mark EU sustainable energy week, from 19-25 June.