This indicator measures the impact of energy savings on the reduction of CO2 emissions. CO2 savings are calculated by multiplying the total energy savings by sector by the average emission factor of the sector (tCO2/toe).

This ratio is calculated by dividing the total CO2 emissions of the sector (including the indirect CO2 emissions from the power sector and heat production) by its final energy consumption, both data coming from the ODYSSEE database. CO2 savings are also expressed in relation to 2000.

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  1. Policies for Energy Efficiency in the UK Household Sector

    Oxera Consulting, 2006


  2. Review of Carbon Savings from Residential Energy Efficiency

    Energy Saving Trust, 2013


  3. 20% by 2020? Economy-wide impacts of energy efficiency improvement in Germany

    Lehr, Ulrike et al., 2011


  4. Fossil fuel and CO2 emissions savings on a high renewable electricity system – A single year case study for Ireland

    J.M. Clancy; F. Gaffney; J.P. Deane; J. Curtis; B.P. Ógallachóir, 2015


  5. The macro-level and sectoral impacts of Energy Efficiency policies

    Pollitt, Hector; Alexandri, Eva; Anagnostopoulos, Filippos; De Rose, Antonio; Farhangi, Cyrus; Hoste, Thijs; Markannen, Sanna; Theillard, Perrine; Vergez, Coralie; Voogt, Monique, 2017


  6. Measuring multiple impacts of low-carbon energy options in a green economy context

    DianaÜrge-Vorsatz, Agnes Kelemen, Sergio Tirado-Herrero, StefanThomas, Johannes Thema, Nora Mzavanadze, Dorothea Hauptstock, Felix Suerkemper, Jens Teubler, Mukesh Gupta, Souran Chatterjee, 2016


Annual CO2 savings compared to 2000 [Mt CO2]