European countries consume less energy compared with 10 years ago, mainly due to energy efficiency gains. Europe also relies less on fossil fuels due to energy savings and the faster-than-expected uptake of renewable energy.
Signals 2017 includes articles looking at how Europe is making the shift to renewables and the benefits of improving our energy efficiency. It also profiles the impact of climate change on our energy system, the future of the electric car and its impact on the grid and an interview on biofuel production. Securing an affordable energy supply locally amid the ever changing global energy markets is also explored.
The EEA publishes Signals annually in an easy-to-read format exploring key issues of interest to the environmental debate and the wider public.