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Gross final energy consumption
In accordance with European agreements, the share of renewable energy sources is calculated based on final energy consumption for energetic use. This concerns energy consumption by end-user sectors (manufacturing industry, households, services, agriculture and transport) for energy applications, i.e. excluding consumption for non-energetic use, e.g. the use of petroleum as a raw material for plastics and losses occurring at the transformation stage. The calculation method is based on calculation rules taken from the EU Renewable Energy Directive. These rules are slightly different from the rules for the national energy balance. As a result, energy consumption by end-users in the renewable energy statistic is not exactly equal to energy consumption by end-users in the national energy balance.