ECN compiles data report on renewable energy in the European Union Member States

Thursday December 19, 2013 14:17

All European Union Member States have reporting obligations in the framework of RES Directive 2009/28/EC. This is a European Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. It mandates renewable energy targets for all European Union Member States, and prescribes an indicative trajectory towards that target.

ECN has bundled the data from the official Member State Progress Reports for 2011 (with energy data from 2009 and 2010) in a single report and has made the underlying database publicly accessible at

These data are primarily of interest to European energy experts: research institutes, statistical offices, the energy industry, energy service companies, renewable energy associations, energy consultants, banks and policy makers at the local, national and European level. Nonetheless, the data presented may be useful for other disciplines as well, such as journalists, educational institutes but also the general audience.

ECN is also planning to bundle the data from the Progress Reports that are to be received by the European Commission by the end of 2013 (deadline: December 31st, 2013).  This will result in a new reference book with up-to-date information on the European Member States’ progress in renewable energy. To compile this work, ECN is seeking funds by the means of crowdfunding. Financial contributors may have more say in the parameters and documentation choices ECN will have to make. All suggestions with respect to our current as well as our future work are welcomed in an online questionnaire:

If you are interested in our crowdfunding initiative, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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