energy efficiency

Data from Eurostat reveals EU’s 2020 energy efficiency target gap continues to widen. Energy usage in the European Union continued to increase for the third consecutive year: to 1 537 Mtoe in 2015, 1 547 Mtoe in 2016 and 1 561 Mtoe in 2017.

As you can see in the graphs below, in 2017, primary energy consumption in the EU was 5.3% above the efficiency target for 2020.

Final energy consumption reached 1 222 Mtoe, + 3.3% higher than to the 2020 target.

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