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Energy efficiency indicators in the Netherlands: Dutch contribution to the project 'Cross country comparison on energy efficiency' Phase 4
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ECN Policy Studies 1-12-1998
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--99-038 ECN publication
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The study uses energy efficiency indicators to present and review theenergy efficiency situation in the Netherlands in the last decades. The indicators are calculated along a common methodology, using the ODYSSEE database and national data. In addition, an account is given of energy efficiency and environmental policy initiatives in the Netherlands in 1996-1998. In the period 1982-1996, total final demand has increased 25%. The service sector doubled whereas households remained relatively stable. There were no remarkable shifts in the fuel mix. The improvement of the final energy intensity since 1982 was 13%. Corrected for average outside temperature this was 15%. Among the factors influencing the intensities, the fuel prices, the sectoral structure (influenced by economic growth), and the effort and funds devoted to energy conservation policy are analysed. The developments with regard to these factors in the Netherlands explain the development of the final energy intensity to some extent. 16 refs.

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