Final electricity consumption in EU households in 2007 decreased for the first time since 1990, dropping from 806.52 in 2006 to 800.72 terrawatt hours (TWh), according to a report released on Monday by the EU's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
The decline may have been driven by a surge in EU energy efficiency legislation from 2005, says the JRC. But the research centre adds it is "too early to conclude this unambiguously". Winters were a lot warmer at that time, it notes.
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