Welcome to the EUenergy App
Energy Post has partnered up with Shell to create an App that provides you with data about the European energy system in an intuitive, easy-to-use and interactive format.
EUenergy aims to inform the policy debate on climate and energy issues in the EU and its Member States. It will help track the impact of energy and climate policies, and measure progress against targets over time. It is entirely based on publicly available data , primarily from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and Eurostat.
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Bringing the statistics to life...
You will no doubt draw your own conclusions from the data, but here are some of the interesting titbits we’ve gleaned so far to get you going:
* The average amount of CO2 per capita in Europe has dropped by nearly a fifth since 1990. This is almost as much as the fall in total greenhouse gas emissions.
* Countries that emit more than the EU average in absolute terms are not always above-average per capita emitters. For example Poland, despite its plentiful coal, is far from the worst offender in terms of per capita emissions (that honour goes to Luxembourg).
* All countries have emitted steadily less CO2 per unit of GDP since 1990 (except Malta). Of the biggest absolute emitters, France is the most efficient; the Netherlands, the least.
*Oil has been Europe’s most important fuel since 1990. During this time, gas has taken over second place from coal, and renewable energy has nearly tripled its share of the energy mix. *Total EU energy consumption is almost the same as in 1990.
*Germany still consumed over a quarter of all coal in Europe in 2013 – just as it did in 1990!
*In the electricity sector, renewables have doubled their share of the market to account for nearly a quarter of generation, but coal and nuclear have remained equally important.
*Households pay almost twice as much for electricity as industry, on average. About a third of the electricity price is typically made up of taxes and levies.
*Most member states are far from meeting the target for 10% renewables in transport by 2020. Sweden and Finland are notable exceptions. The EU as a whole was at 5.4% in 2013.
*In about half the Member States, at least three-quarters of renewables in transport is biofuel.
Gas supply and demand
*Russia, Europe’s biggest gas supplier, has 55% more pipeline capacity than the second biggest, Norway, which is twice as big again as the third, Algeria. None of these pipelines were used at more than 60% capacity in 2013.
*LNG imports amounted to 10% of EU gas consumption in 2013, with Qatar supplying about half. The average LNG terminal utilisation rate was just 22%.
*Gas consumption in the EU-28 in 2013 was at its lowest level since 2000. It is dominated by a handful of countries from Western Europe. Germany has consistently been far and away the biggest buyer of Russian gas.
*Only ten European countries produce their own gas. Domestic production peaked in 2000. Apart from a temporary comeback in the Netherlands, Poland is the only country showing strong growth in home-grown gas today.