Decomposition analysis of the main factors influencing the development of EU-15 CO2 emissions from households (1990-2006)
Aggregating both effects provides the actual emission changes. Final energy efficiency describes the effect resulting from changes in final energy consumption (including electricity and district heating) per household. Share of electricity and district heat describes the effect resulting from changes in the share of electricity and district heat in total final energy consumption. Note that electricity and heat consumption in industry/households cause emissions in the sector public electricity and heat production depending on the energy mix. Share of biomass describes the effect resulting from changes in the share of biomass used in total fuel use. Shift from coal/oil to gas describes the effect resulting from the shift to less carbon-intensive fossil fuels in households.