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Energy consumption in the EU increases for 3rd consucutive year, moving away from targets
CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 07/02/2019 14:55

In 2017, energy consumption in the European Union (EU) continued to increase for the third consecutive year, thus moving away from the energy efficiency targets. Primary energy consumption amounted to 1 561 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), while final energy consumption reached 1 222 Mtoe. Compared with last year, both levels increased by around 1%.

In Cyprus primary energy consumption amounted to 2.5 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe). It was 2.4 in 2016 and 2.6 in 2006 (an average annual change of -0.2% per annum  between 2006 - 2017, and +4.4% between 2016 and 2017.

Final energy consumption in Cyprus amounted to 1.9 Mtoe in 2017, from 1.8 Mtoe in 2016 and 1.9 Mtoe in 2006 (or an annual change of -0.1% between 2006 and 2017 and +5.3 increase between 2016 and 2017).

In 2017, primary energy consumption fell compared to the previou


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