Europe is on track to meet its target of 20% renewable energy by 2020 and this is helping to drive investment in the region. The 2017 EU renewable energy progress report states that the EU achieved a 16% share of renewable energy in 2014. In 2016, the estimated share of renewable energy in the EU's gross final energy consumption was 17%.
All of the renewable energy sourcing options within the RE100 technical criteria are available to companies operating in Europe, and this is supporting campaign members get to 100% renewable electricity more quickly than any other region.
RE100 is working to ensure access to 100% renewable electricity in Europe through the Clean Energy Package. Backed by member companies, we succesfully called on the EU to set a more ambitious renewable energy goal for 2030 and to strengthen the Guarantees of Origin system for renewables.
As part of our work to promote a better framework for corporate renewable energy sourcing in Europe, we have partnered with SolarPower Europe, WindEurope and WBCSD to establish the RE-Source Platform. It aims to pool resources, coordinate activities, and support the interests of both renewable energy buyers and sellers.