In accordance with European agreements, the share of renewable energy sources is calculated based on the gross energy consumption for energetic use. This concerns energy consumption by end-user sectors (manufacturing industry, households, services, agriculture and transport) for energy applications. This is exclusive of consumption for non-energy applications such as petroleum as a raw material for plastics and losses as a result of energy conversion. The rules for calculation are 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.
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