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Energy consumption in the EU down to its early 1990s level

Feb 9, 2015 | News

(09 February 2015) – In 2013, gross inland energy consumption, which reflects the energy necessary to satisfy inland consumption, amounted in the European Union to 1 666 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), back to its early 1990s level and down by 9.1% compared to its peak of 1 832 Mtoe in 2006.

In 2013, nuclear energy (29%) accounted for the largest share of EU domestic production of energy, ahead of renewables (24%), solid fuels (20%), gas (17%), oil (9%) and non-renewable wastes (1%).

In total, the EU produced 790 Mtoe of energy in 2013. As a result, the EU was dependent on energy imports for slightly over a half (53%) of its consumption in 2013.

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