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Germany to ‘miss 2020 RE goal’

Country set for 16.4% share, below 18% target, says renewables federation

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Germany is not on track to meet its EU renewables target of an 18% share of final energy consumption by 2020, according to the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE).

The share will only by 16% by 2020, up from 14.6% in 2016, BEE said it had calculated.

BEE had previously predicted 16.7% by 2020, but said higher energy consumption than expected from transport and heating in the first half of 2017 had contributed to the revised projection.

The federation said 23 of the 28 EU member states will meet or beat their renewables goals. Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK will also miss the targets, BEE added.

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