Poland used slightly more renewable energy in 2018 - stats office

The country obtained 68.88 percent of its renewable energy from solid biofuels, 12.55 percent from wind and 10.33 percent from liquid biofuels. Marcin Bielecki/PAP

The use of renewable energy in total energy consumption edged up by 0.26 percentage point to 11.16 percent in 2018, Poland's Central Statistical Office has reported.

Poland's gross power consumption increased by 1.13 percent in 2018, including by 3.48 percent in the case of renewable energy, GUS said in a report on Monday.

The country obtained 68.88 percent of its renewable energy from solid biofuels, 12.55 percent from wind and 10.33 percent from liquid biofuels.

According to an EU directive, Poland should obtain a 15-percent share of renewable energy in its total power consumption by 2020. By 2017, 11 EU member states had reached their targets, whereas 17 were still working towards them.

In transport, by 2017, only two member states had achieved the EU-required 10 percent renewable energy resource targets, namely Finland and Sweden, GUS added.