The UK has one of the lowest rates of renewable energy consumption in Europe, according to new figures. The European Union has a target of 20 per cent of energy use coming from carbon-free sources by 2020. However there is a vast difference between the best and worst performing states. Sweden has the highest rate with more than 54 per cent of its energy coming from renewable sources in 2015, following by Finland on just under 40 per cent and Latvia on 39 per cent. The UK’s figure is just 8.2 per cent, putting it in 24th place out of 28 and not far ahead of last-placed Luxemburg on 5 per cent.
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