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Energy consumption and energy efficiency trends in the EU-28 for the period 2000-2016

Abstract: 
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 in the framework of the EU energy consumption targets within the Europe 2020 strategy. Therefore, the report demonstrates the energy consumption progress from 2000 to 2016 in the mentioned four sectors. There is a special focus on electricity and gas consumption, as they are the most important alternatives to oil. Energy indicators such as energy intensity and energy consumption per capita are also analysed. The report includes an analysis of the most important factors influencing energy consumption trends such as economic growth, population, heating demand, household characteristics and energy prices.