In accordance with European agreements, the gross final energy consumption is used to calculate the share of renewable energy. This is the use of energy by end-use sectors (industry, households, services, agriculture and transport) for energy purposes. It therefore excludes the use for non-energy applications such as oil as a raw material for plastics and the losses in energy conversion. The calculation follows the calculation rules of the EU Renewable Energy Directive. These deviate somewhat from the rules for the national energy balance, which is why the final energy consumption in the renewable energy statistics is not exactly the same as the final energy consumption in the national energy balance.
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