articles | 18 February 2014

Energy consumption in Cyprus down by 4.8% between 2006-2012

Energy consumption has fallen in Cyprus in the period 2006-2012 Cyprus, according to data released recently by Eurostat.

According to the data, the total energy consumption in Cyprus amounted to 2.5 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2012, while across the EU reached 1.682,9 million tonnes. The higher energy consumption in the EU was recorded in Germany, followed by France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. The lower consumption was in Malta and Cyprus. In the period 2006-2012 energy consumption fell in Cyprus by 4.8%. Between 2006 and 2012, gross inland energy consumption in the EU28 has fallen by 8%.

The energy dependence rate, which shows the extent to which a country is dependent on energy imports, was 97% for Cyprus in the in 2012 which was the second highest or EU28, while the EU average was 53% in EU28. In 2012, Denmark (-3%) was the only net exporter of energy and therefore had a negative dependence rate. The least dependent member state was Estonia(17%). The highest energy dependence rates were registered in Malta (100%).

Source: Financial Mirror

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