News Digest Item
17 May 2017

“No additional household energy savings in 2015”

Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

German households consumed 2.1 percent more energy in 2015 than in the year before, Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said in a press release. “The increase was observed for all energy sources except electricity,” it explained. Seventy percent of energy consumption was related to heating. A greater number of households [up 4.8 percent] and cheaper prices for gas and oil might have contributed to the increase, according to Destatis. In general, household energy consumption “for housing purposes” has decreased by 5.7 percent since 2005, it added.

Find the press release in English here. 

Also see the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts.

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