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On the occasion of the publication of the 2015 Energy, transport and environment statistical book and with regard to the forthcoming COP21 in Paris, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes a small selection of data on energy, transport and environment in the EU related to climate change.
Post date: 5 Nov 2015
Type: News

The 2015 edition of this publication elaborated by Eurostat presents a compilation of data on energy, transport and the environment. The included indicators present national data for the 28 EU Member States, the EFTA, the candidate and the potential candidate countries. When available, the EU-28 aggregate is also provided. When the EU-28 aggregate is not available, the EU-27 aggregate is provided. Data are generally available for the period between 2004 and 2013. 
Post date: 5 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

This publication includes the latest facts and trends in the area of energy in the household and tertiary sectors. More specifically, it performs a review of the evolution of the energy efficiency measures, both in structures of the household and services sectors and in the appliances and systems used in buildings, from approximately 2000. Also, it overviews the European policies and the national legislation related to energy efficiency and comments on their effectiveness, subject to the social and financial conditions.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2015
Type: Publication

This report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission describes and analyses the energy consumption patterns in EU-28 for the period 2000-2012, in the four main energy consuming sectors: residential;tertiary;transport;industry.   Besides the final energy consumption, electricity and gas consumption are analysed in the report, as they are the most important alternatives to oil. 
Post date: 5 Oct 2015
Type: Publication

Post date: 19 Aug 2015
Type: Event

Post date: 20 Jul 2015
Type: Event

Eurostat estimates that in 2014 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 5.0% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities. Various EU energy efficiency initiatives aim to reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.
Post date: 22 Jun 2015
Type: News

This brochure presents the main outcomes of the YAECI (Yearly Appliance Energy Cost Indication) project. It starts with a brief explanation of how the project started and goes on with a description of the main objectives, findings and achievements, success stories and challenges. 
Post date: 14 May 2015
Type: Publication

The German Energy Agency-dena (Deutsche Energie-Agentur) has launched the new project: “Check-in Energy Efficiency: A dena Pilot Project for Energy Optimisation in Hotels & Accommodation” with the aim to reduce the energy consumption of hotel buildings while increasing the comfort levels of hotel guests. The pilot project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). 
Post date: 21 Apr 2015
Type: News

Urbanisation is estimated to result in 6 billion urban dwellers by 2050. Cities will be exposed to climate change from greenhouse gas induced radiative forcing, and localised effects from urbanisation such as the urban heat island. An urban land-surface model has been included in the HadAM3 Global Climate Model. It shows that regions of high population growth coincide with regions of high urban heat island potential, most notably in the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, and East Africa.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Type: Publication