Gross final energy consumption
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.