Since 1998, The EurObserv’ER barometer measures the progress made by renewable energies in each sector and in each member State of the European Union in an as up-to-date way as possible (with figures less than 12 months old). EurObserv’ER produces a series of figure-backed indicators covering energetic, technological and economic dimensions.

Every two months one barometer dedicated to one particular renewable energy sector is published in the magazine Systèmes Solaires – le Journal des Énergies Renouvelables and in PDF version. Moreover, once a year an overview barometer gathered the main indicators published during the year and complete them with additionnal renewable sectors which has not been detailed.

The main objectives of our barometers are the following :

  • Monitor and analyse the development of renewable energy sectors in the EU
  • Evaluate the RES progression compared to the 2020 objectives of the European commission
  • Disseminate the results of the investigation to European journalists and energy actors
  • Enable all webvisitors to download the barometer

22nd annual overview barometer

EurObserv’ER has been gathering information and data on renewable energy sources in the EU for more than twenty years to describe the state and development of the sectors in themed barometers. The first part of this opus is a summary per RES sector, communicating the main tendencies in each sector for the years 2021 and 2022.

The following chapters supply socioeconomic indicators on employment and turnover, investment costs, avoided fossil fuel …

21st annual overview barometer

In 2021, renewable energies covered 21.8% of gross final energy consumption in the EU-27. The target set in the 2008 climate and energy package has thus been exceeded and we can only welcome this at a time when it is fashionable to cast doubt on the benefits of European integration.

This is all the more valid because in doing so, Europe has proved that it can come up with initiatives and coordination in a field, that of energy, despite being under the Member States’ remit…

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