At 13th of February, Eurostat released a survey regarding the energy consumption of EU27. The survey has shown a decrease in energy consumption which was triggered by the financial crisis.
Gross inland energy consumption in the EU27 fell from a level of 1 800 million tonnes of oil equivalent2 (toe) in 2008, to 1 700 mn toe in 2009, increased to 1 760 mn toe in 2010 and then fell again to 1 700 mn toe in 2011. Between 2008 and 2011, energy consumption in the EU27 has decreased by 6%. More specifically, from the 27, only 4 Member States recorded an increase in energy consumption while 23 Member States reported decreases.
The largest reductions in energy consumption observed in Lithuania (-24.5%), Ireland and Greece (-12.3%), Romania (-10.2%), Spain and the United Kingdom (-9.4%). On the other hand, Malta and Estonia have increased energy consumption 16.9% and 4.8% respectively.
Regarding the energy dependence rate at EU level, which refers to energy imports, the report notes that in the period 2008-2011 remained stable at 54%. The largest percentage dependence on energy imports were in Malta (101%), Luxembourg (97%) and Cyprus (93%). In contrast, less dependent countries were Estonia (12%), Romania (21%) and Czech Republic (29%).
You can find the report here.