Even if the EU and the Member States have adopted numerous successful measures to curb energy consumption and associated CO2 emissions, the electricity consumption in the residential sector of the EU-25 grew at a rate comparable to overall GDP (10.8 percent), effectively nullifying overall savings between 1999 and 2004.
From Europa.EUReport: Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in The Enlarged European Union...2006
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The European Happy Planet IndexOn current performance,
From the New Economics Foundation