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Renewable energy

By 2020, at least 20% of the EU's energy should come from renewables, by 2030 at least 32%.

Renewable energy – directive, targets and rules

The Renewable Energy Directive sets rules for the EU to achieve its 32% renewables target by 2030.

Support schemes

Guidance for EU countries when designing and reforming support schemes for renewables.

EU strategy on offshore renewable energy

The strategy will boost uptake in offshore renewable sources to create sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU.

EU renewable energy financing mechanism

Helping  EU countries to work more closely together, hosting or contributing financially to new renewable projects.

Onshore and offshore wind

Wind power is a renewable energy source that is a key enabler of the clean energy transition.

Ocean and hydropower

Oceans consist of vast renewable energy resources that can contribute to decarbonise power systems


Using biomass as an energy source can lower the EU's external energy dependence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


The use of biofuels made from biomass provides a renewable alternative to fossil fuels in the EU's transport sector.

Solar power

Solar power is a safe and cost-competitive renewable energy source.

Progress reports

EU countries publish progress reports every two years to show how they are moving towards the EU's 2020 renewables' goals.

Enabling framework for renewables

To simplify permitting processes for renewable energy projects, facilitate power purchase agreements and empower citizens.