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22% of energy consumed in 2021 came from renewables

The share of gross final energy consumption from renewable sources at EU level reached 21.8% in 2021. Compared with 2020, this was a 0.3 percentage points (pp) decrease and the first decrease ever recorded.

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Energy efficiency

Reducing energy consumption and achieving energy savings is essential to deliver the European Green Deal.

Renewable energy

Energy from renewable sources reduces greenhouse gas emissions and lowers our dependence on imported fossil fuels.

Markets and consumers

The EU's integrated internal energy market helps to keep energy affordable and guarantee secure supplies.

Energy strategy

The EU's strategy for secure, competitive, and sustainable energy.

Infrastructure

A modern energy infrastructure, connecting markets and regions, is crucial to meet EU’s energy and climate goals.

Energy security

The EU works to ensure that energy supplies from abroad are secure and affordable.

Research and technology

Innovation in low-carbon and clean energy technologies are essential to fulfil the EU’s energy union strategy.

Funding and financing

EU programmes, calls for tenders and private-public initiatives to finance energy projects.

Nuclear energy

The EU aims to ensure safe and secure use of civil nuclear energy which generates almost 30% of its electricity.

Energy system integration

Our energy systems need to be sufficiently flexible to facilitate cross-border, cross-sector innovation and investment.

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New reports highlight 3rd quarter impact of gas supply cuts

Russia’s weaponisation of its gas exports to Europe was the dominant element on EU gas markets from July to September 2022. Significant increases were registered across the EU electricity market with price levels reaching new unprecedented highs in Q3 2022.

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