IEA releases energy efficiency indicators – December 2021 edition

Source: press release, 23 December 2021

New Sankey diagram shows the relation between each fuel, sectors and end uses across energy and emissions (source: IEA Energy efficiency indicators database, December 2021 edition)
New Sankey diagram shows the relation between each fuel, sectors and end uses across energy and emissions (source: IEA Energy efficiency indicators database, December 2021 edition)

Strong energy efficiency policies are key to achieve the rapid deployment of more energy‐efficient technologies and electrification of end‐uses in line with IEA’s Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario. To respond to this need, IEA has updatef and upgraded the Energy efficiency indicators database, including end-use data and indicators across final consumption sectors for 58 countries.

In its December edition, the database has been expanded to include country-specific decomposition data for both energy and emission disentangling the effect of the different factors (activity, structure, efficiency, carbon intensity) that contribute to the final energy consumption/emissions. In addition, the new release includes an enhanced visualisation file with user-friendly graphs to facilitate the use of the data.

The full Energy efficiency indicators database is accessible for subscribers at the IEA’s website; as the free Highlights database (with selected data and graphs); and the free Demo and availability file (with complete data and graphs for two countries, as well as detailed data availability information).

IEA anticipates that, with this information at hand, analysts will be able to provide insights to policymakers for successful transitions towards clean and resilient energy systems.