Cold weather in 2021 raised the consumption of heating energy in households by 7 TWhrelease | Energy consumption in households 2021
According to Statistics Finland, energy consumption in households grew by around eight terawatt hours (TWh) in 2021 from the previous year. That was a 13 % increase. Colder weather than usual in 2021 raised energy consumption for heating residential spaces by seven TWh to good 46 TWh. This increase was 18 %. The energy consumed in households amounted to close on 69 TWh.
- Heating of residential spaces consumed good 46 TWh of energy. Its share of energy consumption in households was biggest, 67 per cent.
- Of the heating energy sources for residential spaces, the share of light fuel oil has fallen from 12 to 4 per cent from 2008 to 2021.
- Of the heating energy sources for residential spaces, the share of energy produced with heat pumps has risen from 4 to 13 per cent from 2008 to 2021.
- Of the heating energy sources for residential spaces, the share of electricity has risen from 20 per cent in 2008 to 25 per cent in 2021. The electricity used by heat pumps is part of heating electricity.
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