EU Hits Energy Efficiency Target 6 Years Early

The UK has played a major role in the European Union hitting its target six-years early, cutting 15th of its energy consumption, according to a new report.

A report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre showed that the EU has lowered its energy consumption from 1,133 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2000 to 1061 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2014.

The target was to be no more than 1086 mtoe in 2020.

It has recently been revealed that energy efficiency reduces CO2 emissions and that home energy efficiency is key to tackling climate change.


From 2000 to 2014, the EU has reduced its final energy consumption by an impressive 6.35%, or 72 mtoe. Playing a huge role, the UK reduced its consumption by 15.3% to 129.8 mtoe, which is 12% of the Union’s total consumption. Thus, the UK’s played a huge role in the overall EU energy consumption reduction.

However, the UK didn’t claim the top spot for energy consumption reduction. Greece reduced their consumption by 16.6%. Nevertheless, Britain has undoubtedly made huge steps to help battle climate change.

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