Methodology - Energy
Access to Methodology information on energy data
Please use the menu on the left side to access all methodology information on energy data (Annual, Monthly and Prices). Shortcuts to the current questionnaires and reporting instructions:
- Questionnaires and reporting instructions for annual energy data
- Questionnaires and reporting instructions for monthly energy data
- Questionnaires and reporting instructions for energy prices.
You can find below information on early estimates of CO2 emissions and Quality reporting in energy statistics.
Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics requests the provision of Quality Reports in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 4: Every five years, Member States provide the Commission (Eurostat) with a report on the quality of the data transmitted as well as on methodological changes that have been made.
The results of the latest quality reporting cycle are presented in the document Quality report of EU energy statistics – 2017 edition. This report was finalised by the Energy Statistics Working Group in November 2017 and uses, in general, data available at 2 November 2016. This report was compiled using the quality reporting template for the 2015 cycle.
The first quality reporting exercise in the field of European energy statistics was conducted between 2010 and 2013 with the objective of obtaining general information and having a first overview on how statistics are collected and compiled by Member States. Eurostat prepared a template to gather this information. The results of the first Quality reporting cycle are shown in the document Quality report of EU energy statistics – 2014 edition.
- Annual report 2020 (reference year 2018)
- Final Project Report 2015-2017
- Annual report 2019 (reference year 2017)
- Annual report 2018 (reference year 2016)
- Annual report 2017 (reference year 2015)
- Annual report 2016 (reference year 2014)
- Note on different emission estimates produced by EU bodies/institutions
- Final Project Report 2012-2014
- Method used to produce early CO2 emission estimates
- Annual report 2014 (reference year 2013)
- In 2018, CO2 emissions in the EU decreased compared with 2017
- In 2017, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have increased compared with 2016
- In 2016, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have slightly decreased compared with 2015
- In 2015, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have slightly increased compared with 2014
- In 2014, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have decreased by 5% compared with 2013
- In 2013, CO2 emissions in the EU28 estimated to have decreased by 2.5% compared with 2012
- In 2012, CO2 emissions in the EU27 are expected to have decreased by 2.1% compared with 2011
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Task forces on the Future of energy statistics
Statisticians are constantly working to meet the growing demand for energy data with limited resources. Keeping this in mind, Eurostat regularly organises Task Forces to prioritise new data needs, so that official statistics stay relevant and aligned to the needs of our policy-makers and society.