EU Energy Policy

France and the Netherlands still behind on renewables

France and the Netherlands are still lagging behind other EU nations when it comes to renewable energy, EU data shows France and the Netherlands are still lagging behind other EU nations when it comes to renewable energy, EU data shows.
By Andreas Walstad 31 January 2018 0 29339
EH share of renewables in energy production

France and the Netherlands are still lagging behind other EU nations in rolling out renewables in their energy sectors, EU data shows.

Data published last week by the EU’s statistical agency, Eurostat, showed  EU countries derive an average 17% of their final energy consumption from renewable sources such as wind and solar. The Netherlands and France were still the furthest from their national targets, of 14% and 23% respectively. 

Even though some countries are finding it hard to replace fossil fuels, the share of renewables...