Primary energy consumption

By 2016, primary energy consumption was 2,1 exajoules in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Primary energy consumption - Belgium

exajoules (EJ)

 199019952000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium1.902.012.192.152.242.091.922.050.29-0.33
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on Eurostat (2018), Tables environment and energy - Energy. Complete energy balances, annual data [nrg_110a], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 28/09/2018).

Primary energy consumption - EU28

exajoules (EJ)

 199019952000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
EU2865.7365.6267.7371.7369.4066.8064.1364.60-0.07-0.67
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on Eurostat (2018), Tables environment and energy - Energy. Complete energy balances, annual data [nrg_110a], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 28/09/2018).

Primary energy consumption - Belgium and international comparison

gigajoules (GJ) per capita

 199019952000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium190.95197.90213.67205.11205.28188.92169.86181.02-0.20-0.85
EU28138.09136.04138.86144.76137.95132.66125.90126.44-0.34-0.96
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on Eurostat (2018), Tables environment and energy - Energy. Complete energy balances, annual data [nrg_110a] and population [demo_gind], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 28/09/2018).

UN target: 7.3 - By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 7.3.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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