How much energy does the Transport sector consume in OECD countries? IEA data shows 90% of energy is consumed by vehicles on roads

November 25, 2014 at 3:52 pm

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Some interesting nuggets from IEA:

  • Since 1990, the domestic transport sector has accounted for the largest share of total final energy consumption, more than 30%, in the 24 OECD countries.
  • Within the sector, road transport dominates energy consumption, at 90% in 2011, as shown in this chart above based on the IEA energy efficiency indicators database.
  • Further disaggregated data by segment and vehicle type indicate that consumption by passenger cars is a key driver (64%) for road transport, and thus for global energy consumption trends.

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