The dependency of the European Union (EU) on energy imports, particularly of oil and natural gas, forms the backdrop for policy concerns relating to the security of energy supplies. This article looks at the production of primary energy within the EU and, as a result of the shortfall between production and consumption, the EU’s increasing dependency on energy imports from non-member countries. Indeed, more than half (55.1 %) of the EU-28’s gross available energy in 2017 came from imported sources.
This article provides an overview of the energy economy in the European Union (EU) in 2017, based on annual data from each Member State. Trends are shown for the main energy commodities for primary energy production, imports and exports, gross inland consumption and final energy consumption.
The new on-line World Input-Output Database (WIOD) environmental accounts, launched today by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), helps to answer these, and similar questions through data on the industrial and household energy use of residents in more than 40 countries and their corresponding CO2 emissions for the period 2000-2016.
Question for written answer to the European Commission (Rule 130) by Krzysztof Hetman (PPE) on ‘Clean Air Programme’.
This article presents statistics concerning the European Union’s (EU’s) resource productivity as well as information on the extraction of natural resources consumed by the EU economy. The article is based on domestic material consumption and its components, as defined in material flow accounts. Eurostat’s material flow accounts are a comprehensive data framework that systematically records the inputs of materials to European economies.
This article explains how consumption and supply of coal in the European Union (EU) has evolved, highlighting the trends in production and consumption of the main types of solid fossil fuels: hard coal and brown coal. In addition the article gives some figures on the supply of coke oven coke.
The European Commission’s latest reports on gas and electricity markets, which cover the first quarter of 2019, have just been published, containing a wide range of data about supply and usage of electricity and gas in the EU.
The Forum gathered Ministers and Deputy Ministers responsible for energy, environment and climate change of the Energy Community Contracting Parties, high-level officials of the European Commission, EU Member States and Contracting Parties as well as representatives of academia, civil society and non-governmental organisations to discuss the best ways for the Energy Community to embrace a decarbonised energy future.
The latest figures show the downward trend of the energy bill from 2014 to 2016 reversing in 2017 and 2018 (Figure 1). The average monthly value of imports in energy products rose from €17.4 billion per month in 2016 to €27.6 billion per month in 2018. However, the energy bill is still lower than in 2014 when it was €29.8 billion per month. The development of the volume of energy products showed much less fluctuation, rising from 74 million tonnes in 2014 to 79 million tonnes in 2018.
This article presents the estimated evolution of the energy supply across the EU in 2018 as compared with 2017. It is based on preliminary annual energy data transmitted by reporting countries within 5 months after the end of the reference period. This improved timeliness is the result of Eurostat’s response to policy needs and has been elaborated in close cooperation with reporting countries. Final annual energy data is published by Eurostat 13 months after the end of the reference period (2017 data were available at the end of January 2019).