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Growing consumption offsets efficiency gains

Efficiency measures have successfully reduced key emissions to air caused by household consumption in the EU-27 between 2000 and 2007. However, growing consumption and changes in consumption patterns have partly offset these gains. For example, energy efficiency of housing has improved since 2000, but this trend has been largely offset by an increase in housing space per person.
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