France and the Netherlands are the two countries in the European Union lagging behind in reaching their renewable energy targets, according to Eurostat figures published on Thursday 23 January. The share of renewable energies in the European Union increased to 18% of final energy consumption in 2018, against 17.5% a year earlier, said the European statistics office in a press release. The European Union has set itself the target that this share will reach 20% in 2020 and at least 32% by 2030. To reach this overall objective, objectives have been assigned to each State.
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