- Did you know that today’s total EU energy consumption is about the same as in 1990?
- Did you know that greenhouse gas emissions per capita have dropped almost 20% since 1990 in the EU?
- Did you know that Germany, despite its Energiewende, still accounts for a quarter of all coal consumption in the EU, the same as in 1990?
- Did you know that Poland, despite its reputation as coal country, has far lower per capita CO2 emissions than many other EU countries?
The App (download free only in the Apple store for now, Android version will follow) makes available, for the first time, public EU climate and energy data (based on Eurostat) in an easy to use format.
It shows in an instant how national energy mixes and emissionshave changed over time and relative to each other and to EU-averages. It also shows the evolution of electricity prices and gas market fundamentals. It is, in short, a great tool to follow the developments in the European energy market!
For Energy Post, the EUenergy app is the realisation of an idea that we have had for a long time: we wanted to offer something to everyone engaged in the great European energy debate (which now goes under the name of the “Energy Union”) to fall back on.
The idea behind the app is that when claims are made, arguments are put forward – in the European Parliament, national parliaments, in the media, at conferences – no one needs to waste time anymore arguing about the facts. They can just look at the app and see what the data shows. It is all official data, provided by the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat, but made accessible like never before.
Fortunately for us we were not the only ones who had this dream: so did the Brussels office of Shell. When Ivan Martin, Head of Shell’s European Union Liaison, approached us with the idea for the EUenergy App, we did not have to think long. Hence the EUenergy App is a cooperative project between Shell and Energy Post. (…)’
Energy Post, 23 december 2015: EUenergy: the Energy Union now has an App to back it up