Renewable energy

In 2016, 8.7% of Belgiumʹs gross final energy consumption was produced from renewable sources. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this share must be increased to 18%. The Federal Planning Bureauʹs projections indicate that this objective will not be reached.

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Renewable energy - Belgium - trend assessment

percentage of gross final energy consumption

 20042005201020152016202020252030
observations1.92.35.77.98.7------
projection----------13.6--16.8
objective 203018.018.018.018.018.018.018.018.0

Eurostat (2018), Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption [t2020_31], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 28/09/2018); FPB (2014), Le paysage énergétique belge: perspectives et défis à l'horizon 2050. Description d'un scénario de référence pour la Belgique.

Renewable energy - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of gross final energy consumption

 2004200520102011201520162016//20042016//2011
Belgium1.92.35.76.37.98.713.56.7
EU288.59.012.913.216.717.05.95.2
//: Average Growth Rates

Eurostat (2018), Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption [t2020_31], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 28/09/2018).

UN target: 7.2 - By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 7.2.1 - Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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