Declining share of space heating in EU

• Declining space heating consumption (-0.7%/year since 2000) 

• The share of space heating in household consumption has decreased from 71% in 2000 to 67% in 2017. 

• The second end-use is water heating (increasing share from 12% to 13%), but it is almost overtaken by electrical appliances; 

• Increasing consumption of electrical appliances (+1.5%/year since 2000), with a share rising from 10% in 2000 to 12.5% in 2017; 

• Lighting is around 2% (6.5% of electricity consumption). 

• Cooling has still a modest role (2.5% of electricity consumption). 



Household energy consumption in the EU


Household energy consumption in the EU, in %