Last update February 2021
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Household energy consumption by energy in the EU
- Natural gas is the dominant source of energy for households in the EU (37%).
- Electricity ranks second and its share is increasing rapidly (from 21% in 2000 to 25% in 2018)
- Oil is slowly being phased out by other energy sources (e.g. wood) at EU average (11% in 2018 compared to 20% in 2000) but remains significant in island countries.
- The share of wood increased by 6% points since 2000 to 16% in 2018.