European Commission Publishes an EU Energy Pocketbook

Published: 18.04.2018

The pocketbook contains a large array of energy statistics both in the EU in general and by individual Member States.

European Commission Publishes an EU Energy Pocketbook

In 2017, the European Commission published the EU Energy in Figures statistical pocketbook. As it is emphasized in the Introduction, the energy sector is one of the pillars of growth, competitiveness and development for modern economies. The publication strives to combine accurate and up-to-date data on the energy sector worldwide and in the EU.

The data contained in the pocketbook is drawn from several sources. First, it uses data from the European Commission per se, as well as data from miscellaneous international organizations, in particular, the European Environment Agency and the International Energy Agency.

The pocketbook is divided into 5 parts.

The first part provides the current energy sector overview at global and European levels. It includes information on consumption of various fuels for energy generation, on energy production by regions, CO2 emissions and their intensity, the EU energy/fuel consumption and import dependency. The 2020 renewable energy targets and forecast shares are listed separately.

The second section contains data on key energy indicators both on the general EU level and in individual Member States. The presented statistics also include detailed indicators of various electricity generation types (inter alia, from renewable energy sources and relevant energy mix shares) and fuel prices.

The third section is dedicated to the EU socio-economic indicators.  It provides a classification of the energy sector enterprises, the region's economic and demographic indicators.

The fourth section comprises statistics on the energy sector's environmental aspects. It provides data on greenhouse gas emissions (per capita emission and carbon GDP intensity indicators).

The fifth section is dedicated to a thorough assessment of the EU Member States' energy sector. A profile with 1995-2015 data range by country: energy production, consumption, energy mix, emissions, electricity generation, heat generation and other parameters.

For the experts' convenience, the pocketbook comprises appendices with a glossary and parameter estimation methodology. EU Energy in Figures comprises 250+ pages and provides a comprehensive source of data on the current status of the EU energy sector and related industries.  The pocketbook may prove useful both for academic research and hands-on projects (energy facility design, strategic infrastructure programme development, etc.).

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