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

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Efficiency trends of energy-related products and energy consumption in the EU-28



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. This report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission demonstrates the energy consumption progress from 2000 to 2014 in the four main energy consuming sectors:


  • residential;
  • tertiary;
  • transport;
  • industry.


Main findings


  • The EU final energy consumption registered the lowest value over the period from 2000 to 2014 in 2014.
  • The tertiary sector is registering the highest energy consumption values for the period 1990-2014 from 2008 onwards; with the exception of year 2014.
  • For the 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.
  • Fourteen EU Member States consumed more than 90% of the total final energy consumption in 2014.


To download the report, please visit the relevant JRC webpage at the link below.