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We reduced our electrical footprint in 2020

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We reduced our electrical footprint in 2020

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Cyprus is among the countries with the largest decline in both primary and final energy consumption, according to data published by Eurostat, the EU statistical office.

Energy consumption decreased in all Member States in 2020 compared to the period 2017 – 2019, largely due to measures to address the pandemic.

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In particular, in 2020 energy consumption in the EU reached its lowest levels since 1990 when data began to be collected. The highest consumption was recorded in 2006, when primary energy consumption was 15.1% above the targets for their reduction by 2020 and final energy consumption was 9.0% above the targets for 2020.

Compared to the 2017-2019 average, primary energy consumption at EU level decreased by 9.9% and final energy consumption decreased by 8.4% in 2020, largely as a result of the restrictions imposed to address of the pandemic.

Primary energy consumption decreased in all Member States in 2020 compared to the period 2017 – 2019, with the largest decrease being recorded in Estonia (21.2%), Spain (14.8%) and Cyprus (13, 4%). The smallest reductions were recorded in Lithuania (0.7%), Hungary (2.5%) and Romania (4.5%).

Final energy consumption also decreased in all Member States during the same period. The largest reductions were recorded in Malta (17.4%), Cyprus (15.9%) and Spain (14.2%). The smallest reductions were recorded in Romania (0.3%), Hungary (2.9%) and Sweden (2.9%).

Overall, primary energy consumption in the European Union fell significantly to 1236 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TIP) in 2020, exceeding the targets set for 2020, as it was 5.8% lower.

However, the same indicator was 9.6% away from the targets for 2030, which means that there is considerable room for improvement in the coming years.

In terms of final energy consumption, it decreased to 907 TYPs in 2020, a performance that is 5.4% lower than the 2020 targets but 7.2% higher than the 2030 targets.

Source: www.philenews.com

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