ECONOMY

Greece increased its energy consumption…

Greece increased its energy consumption by 28 percent in a decade, which is equal to the growth in the use of oil products, according to a survey discussed at the first session of the National Energy Strategy Council on Wednesday. According to the data for the 1995-2004 period, which show the lack of any policy toward energy savings and oil substitution, Greece’s total energy consumption came to 20.2 million tons of oil equivalent (TOE) in 2004, 28 percent higher than in 1995. The consumption of petroleum products was 13.8 million TOE, or 69 percent of the total. Household, commercial and agricultural users and the broader public sector account for 41 percent of total energy consumption, with the transport sector accounting for 39.6 percent.