Renewable energy consumption for heating and cooling in the EU in 2019
In 2019 as in 2018, over a fifth of the energy used for heating and cooling came from renewable sources in the EU.
Renewable energy sources include wind power, solar power (thermal, photovoltaic and concentrated), hydro power, tidal power, geothermal energy, ambient heat captured by heat pumps, biofuels and energy generated from waste. The EU had set a target that 20% of its gross final energy consumption should come from renewable sources by 2020.  As a whole, the EU is on track to meet this target since the share of renewables in gross final energy consumption was 19.7% in the EU-27 in 2019.
One of the objectives of the policy framework for renewables is to increase the uptake of renewables in three consumption sectors: gross electricity consumption, heating and cooling, and transport.
Recent figures published by Eurostat for the European Commission show that 22.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling in the EU came from renewable sources in 2019.  In 2018, 21.1% of total energy use for heating and cooling in the EU came from renewable sources. 
The diagram below details for each EU country the share of renewable energy in the energy consumption attributable to cooling and heating in 2019.
The table below shows the evolution of this ratio since 2004.