Household energy consumption by energy in the EU

  • Natural gas is the dominant source of energy for households in the EU (36%). 
  • Electricity ranks second and its share is increasing rapidly (from 21% in 2000 to 24% in 2017) 
  • Oil is slowly being phased out by other energy sources (e.g. wood) at EU average (11% in 2017 compared to 20% in 2000) but remains significant in island countries.  
  • The share of wood increased by 8% points since 2000 to 18% in 2017. 

Household energy consumption by energy in the EU