Energy intensity

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TREND ASSESSMENT: Energy intensity - Belgium

tonnes of oil equivalent per million EUR (chained euros, reference year 2010)

 2000200520102015202020252030
observations190.4173.3166.8141.3------
projection--------139.9--105.6
objective 203079.979.979.979.979.979.979.9

Eurostat (2017), Energy intensity of the economy [tsdec360], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 01/07/2017); FPB (2014), Le paysage énergétique belge: perspectives et défis à l'horizon 2050. Description d'un scénario de référence pour la Belgique.

Energy intensity

tonnes of oil equivalent per million EUR (chained euros, reference year 2010)

 1995200020052010201120122013201420152015//19952015//2010
Belgium199.3190.4173.3166.8153.3146.8152.1141.6141.3-1.7-3.3
EU-28172.9154.9149.2137.7130.4130.0128.3121.6120.4-1.8-2.6
//: average growth rates

Eurostat (2017), Energy intensity of the economy [tsdec360], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 01/07/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Energy intensity, tonnes of oil equivalent per million EUR (chained euros, reference year 2010)

Definition: quantity of energy needed to produce one euro of GDP. The quantity of energy is measured in tonnes of oil equivalent (toe) by the gross inland energy consumption. GDP is measured in chained euros (reference year 2010), in order to remove the impact of inflation on GDP growth.

Objective: the Target is about doubling the growth of energy efficiency. The indicator measures energy intensity, which is the inverse of energy efficiency. Doubling the growth rate of energy efficiency between 2015 and 2030 (relative to the average growth rate between 2000 and 2015) leads to an objective for the energy intensity of 83 toe/M€ in 2030.

UN Target 7.3: By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

UNSTAT Indicator 7.3.1: Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP