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Final electricity consumption is increasing rapidly in all economic sectors, at an average of around 1.7% per year from 1990-2005. This is the consequence of both the attractiveness of electricity as an energy carrier and continuing economic growth. Due to the high level of efficiency losses involved in both the production, particularly from conventional thermal and nuclear power, and transmission of electricity, the rise in electricity consumption is of particular concern for the environment.

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