Last update November 2021
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Drivers of energy consumption per dwelling (EU)
- At EU level, household energy consumption decreased by 8.5 Mtoe between 2000 and 2019. Indeed, energy savings (87 Mtoe) were slightly higher than the increase in consumption due to the activity effect (72 Mtoe). This activity effect includes the increase in the number of dwellings (42 Mtoe) and the number of appliances per dwelling (13 Mtoe), as well as the trend towards larger dwellings (18 Mtoe).