Evaluating impact on consumption of energy
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Energy and heat production and use hold a significant share of overall carbon dioxide emissions and harmful human emissions in general. In the short run, environmentally friendly transport modes (such as marine or rail transport) and renewable energy sources (such as solar energy and wind energy) need to be boosted. But most important: Europe´s inhabitants need to change their own position as well as their actions in daily life towards a energy-saving, more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
The following Eurostat Structural Indicators are relevant to address the key question:
The following Eurostat Sustainable Development Indicators are relevant to address the key question:
A detailed definition of energy commodities (products), production, transformation and consumption sectors and energy production/transformation can be found at:
- JRC: IA TOOLS. Supporting inpact assessment in the European Commission. 
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