Eurostat: Share of renewable energy in transport | 2023

On February 5th, 2024, Eurostat released an article that showcases the numbers of renewable energy in transport.

Within the EU, the share of renewables used in transport increased slightly: from 9.1% (in 2021) to 9.6% (in 2022). We have however not yet reverted to our highest level to date, which was 10.3% in 2020.

The article highlights Sweden and Norway as the frontrunners of renewable energy use in transport, followed by The Netherlands, Malta, Belgium and Denmark.

But even if the countries with the largest annual increase (Germany and the Netherlands) continued their course with the same percentages, they would still not reach the target share of 29% renewable energy in the transport sector in 2030, as set by the amended EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED III).

This means that a lot of effort is still required to meet the target set for 2030. The Platform Renewable Fuels believes that sustainable biofuels will have a large role to play. Making sustainable biomass feedstocks available and creating a stable investment climate for these feedstocks are key challenges that need to be addressed in order to increase the use of renewable energy in transport.

See full article here.