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Dataset | 16 October 2015

Share of energy from renewable sources

Data on share of energy from renewable sources by consumption sector (i.e. transport, electricity and heating and cooling), expressed in percentage (Basic data on energy quantities are in fuel specific units and for the purpose of calculation converted to common energy units (e.g. ktoe).

The calculation is based on data collected in the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics and complemented by specific supplementary data transmitted by national administrations to Eurostat. In some countries the statistical systems are not yet fully developed to meet all requirements of Directive 2009/28/EC, in particular with respect to ambient heat captured from the environment by heat pumps.

This is indicator is a Sustainable Development Indicator (SDI). It has been chosen for the assessment of the progress towards the objectives and targets of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. The data collection covers the full spectrum of the 28 Member States of the European Union. The share of energy from renewable sources is calculated for four indicators: - Transport (RES-T) - Heating and Cooling (RES-H&C) - Electricity (RES-E) - Overall RES share (RES)

In the field of energy statistics no specific data collection technique is imposed by Eurostat. It is the responsibility of National Authorities to collect the relevant basic energy data required for filling-in the questionnaires and report them to Eurostat following the prescribed methodology. National data collection methods vary significantly from country to country. Questionnaires in standardized electronic format are collected from the national authorities via data transmission over the Internet. Data files have to be transmitted by the Member States to Eurostat via the Single Entry Point (SEP) following the implementing procedures of eDAMIS (electronic Data files Administration and Management Information System

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