This indicator shows how energy savings contribute to reach more easily the RES target, ie the share of RES in final energy consumption, as set in Directive 2009/28. The RES share is calculated as the ratio between final consumption of RES and gross final energy consumption.

The actual values are published by Eurostat ( The share of RES without energy savings is calculated by dividing the final consumption of RES (from Eurostat) by the total final consumption without energy savings (final consumption plus energy savings). The difference between the “actual RES share” (given by Eurostat) and the “RES share without energy savings” represents the effect of energy efficiency on the RES target.

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Share of RES in final consumption [%]