Change in fuel mix in EU industry

Increasing share of electricity, biomass and heat in the energy mix of industry (+11 points since 2000)

  • In 2000, natural gas was the main energy used in industry (34%). However, electricity has now overpassed natural gas in industry consumption (32% for electricity, 31% for natural gas).
  • The shares of oil and coal have been decreasing since 2000 (-6.5 points and -2.3 points respectively). 
  • Rather, the shares of heat and renewables have been increasing (+2.4 points and +4.4 points respectively). 

Change in fuel mix in industry (EU)