Even as energy consumption continued to increase in the European Union (EU) for the third consecutive year despite the bloc’s commitment to reduce use by 20 percent in 2020 compared to 1990, Eurostat figures show that in 2017 Poland recorded the third highest increase in the EU compared to 2016.
The highest increases were recorded in Slovakia (seven percent) and Malta (6.7 percent), ahead of Poland (6.5 percent).
Energy use in the European Union increased one percent in 2017 as compared to 2016, the recent report shows.
In 2017, final energy consumption fell compared to 2016 in only four EU states − Belgium, the UK, Italy, and Slovenia.
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