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Energy Consumption and Energy Efficiency Trends in the EU-28 (2000-2014)

This report aims at showing the present status of energy consumption in the EU-28, in the four main energy consuming sectors: residential, tertiary, transport and industry. During the last years, there have been efforts by the European Union to cut down on energy consumption and improve energy efficiency. From 2000 to 2014, there have been various initiatives that aim at reducing final energy consumption. Therefore, the report demonstrates the energy consumption progress from 2000 to 2014 in the mentioned four sectors: • The EU final energy consumption registered the lowest value over the period from 2000 to 2014 in 2014. Per first time the EU final energy consumption is below the EU energy targets for 2020. • Energy indicators such as energy intensity and energy consumption per capita have reduced, turning the EU into a more competitive actor. • Four EU Member States (i.e. Germany, France, United Kingdom and Italy) consumed over 50% of the final energy consumption and fourteen EU Member States consumed more than 90% of the total final energy consumption in 2014.