Energy from heating and cooling represent 50% of the total gross final energy consumption.
Post date: 1 Mar 2023
The production of electricity from renewable sources in the EU increased by almost 5% from 2020 to 2021. Solar power has resulted as the fastest-growing source of electricity.
Post date: 30 Jan 2023
The need to heat a given building has decreased over time: the heating degree days value decreased by 11% between 1979 (3 510 degree days) and 2021 (3 126) in the EU. In other words, only 89% of the heating needs were required in 2021 compared with 1979. In contrast, the cooling degree days value was almost three times higher in 2021 (100 degree days) than in 1979 (37), indicating that the need for cooling (air conditioning) in a given building increased over the last decades.
Post date: 21 Jun 2022
On 28th January 2022, the European Commission adopted the most encompassing amendment of the energy statistics regulation ever conducted. The aim is to support even further the European Green Deal. This amendment, which has come into force in February, will provide statistics to monitor a number of policy initiatives to decarbonise the European economy, including the Energy Union and the Fit for 55 package, as well as the Hydrogen Strategy and the Initiative on Batteries. The new statistics will be first available for the year 2022.
Post date: 28 Feb 2022
Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Commission, and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have launched a new Practitioner's Guide on the Statistical Treatment of Energy Performance Contracts.
Post date: 29 Jun 2018
European Commission and EIB further clarify statistical treatment of Energy Performance Contracts
Post date: 8 May 2018
Energy prices in 2017 - Household energy prices in the EU down compared with 2016 - -0.5% for electricity and -6.3% for gas Brussels, 29 November 2017 In the European Union (EU), household electricity prices slightly decreased (-0.5%) on average between the first half of 2016 and the first half of 2017 to stand at €20.4 per 100 kWh. Across the EU Member States, household electricity prices in the first half of 2017 ranged from below €10 per 100 kWh in Bulgaria to more than €30 per 100 kWh in Denmark and Germany.
Post date: 30 Nov 2017
Energy performance contracts in the public sector offer a practical solution to make public buildings and other public infrastructures more energy efficient, as the initial investment can be covered by a private partner and repaid by guaranteed energy savings. However, frequently this type of contract simultaneously contains elements of a rental, service, lease, purchase or loan agreement, making its recording complex.
Post date: 21 Sep 2017
In its News release of 4 May 2017, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year.
Post date: 4 May 2017
Sustainable development has long been part of the political agenda of the European Union. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their related targets, approved in September 2015 by the UN General Assembly, provide a new policy framework worldwide towards ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and tackling climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
Post date: 22 Nov 2016