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The potential for using local renewable energy sources in Slovakia is estimated to be 20% of gross energy consumption for biomass (especially in heating) and 5% for solar energy (very promising for heating water).
Cyprus, like all other member states of the European Union -- must meet 13 per cent of its overall gross energy consumption from RES by 2020.
Gross energy consumption in the 27-member European bloc fell from a level of 1,800 million tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) in 2008, to 1,700 mn toe in 2009, increased to 1,760 mn toe in 2010 and then fell again to 1, 700 mn toe in 2011.
Bulgaria secures 70 percent of its gross energy consumption by imports.
They therefore argued that "while the level of economic activities may influence energy consumption, the level of gross energy consumption has no causal influence on economic activities.
07 renewable sources--% of gross energy consumption Energy consumption of 0.
The target of the directive is to increase RES from 6% to 12% of gross energy consumption by 2010.
They also plan to comply with European directive 2009/28/C, which sets France the target of a 23 % share of renewable energies in its overall gross energy consumption by 2020.