The EurObserv'ER Barometer

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The EurObserv'ER Barometer

Since 1998 the EurObserv’ER Barometer measures the progress made by each renewable sector and in each Member State of the European Union in an as up-to-date way as possible. Co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE) of the European Commission, the EurObserv’ER consortium (lead by Observ'ER - Observatoire des énergies renouvelables) publishes a yearly report – an overview barometer called “The State of Renewable Energies in Europe” – that assesses the development of all renewable energy sectors including their socio-economic impacts. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management joined the team in 2013 and is responsible for the assessment of renewable energy investments in the EU Member States

Additionally, the EurObserv’ER team publishes bimonthly reports (the so-called thematic barometers) that track and analysis the development of eight renewable energy technologies (wind, solar PV, solar thermal, hydro, geothermal, heat pumps, biomass, biofuels, biogas) in the EU Member States in the previous year.

In the form of compact and descriptive reports, the barometers help policy makers and other stakeholders to understand the developments in all renewable energy sectors in the European Union. The barometers describes completed projects, provides policy background information and country specific information. The distinctive feature of the EurObserv’ER barometers is the up-to-date, comprehensive data: through cooperation with a wide network of national experts, the figures published in the barometers are usually more up-to-date than the data of public statistical offices.

The 13th overview barometer with the new chapter on investment indicators has been released:

The following thematic barometers have been released:

The sole responsibility for the content of this webpage lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union. Neither the EACI nor the European Commission are responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

Project Manager: 

Dr. Christine Grüning

FS-UNEP Centre
Senior Project Manager and Policy Expert

Karol Kempa

FS-UNEP Centre
Project Manager and Researcher


Project duration: 
05.2013 to 03.2016