Total energy consumption in the EU-27 grew at an average annual rate of 0.4 % over the period from 1990 to 2008, while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in constant prices grew at an average annual rate of 2.1 % during the same period. As a result, total energy intensity in the EU-27 fell at an average rate of 1.6 % per year.
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Try to cool off without resorting to air conditioning.
The use of A/C can increase your electricity bill by 33 %. A fan requires one tenth of the energy used by an A/C system; sunshades, blinds, shutters and the cool of the night use no energy at all.
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