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Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in the European Union: Status Report 2009

EU Efficiency Trend Report CoverThe 'Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in the European Union' report, issued by the JRC Institute for Energy (IE), calculates the market share of energy-efficient appliances and equipment and the energy consumption by sector in 2007. It also identifies the appliances in which energy efficiency has the largest potential: domestic, street and office lighting; televisions and stand-by appliances in households, as well as electric motors in industry.

This report summarises the outcome of the results of an in-depth survey of electricity consumption in buildings in the EU-27 conducted by the JRC, the main findings of the first preparatory studies for implementing the Eco-design Directive, as well as other recent analyses and studies on different aspects of the electricity final consumption in EU27. One of the aims of this report is to show the present status of electricity consumption of the main appliances and equipment, the energy efficiency progress and estimates of the saving potential in the EU-27 electricity sector. The report summarises the policy actions introduced at EU level and some of the national policies for the building sector and for the electric motor systems.

Information from: European Commission

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