private households


Indicator: Energy use and CO₂-emissions of the consumption

A graph shows the direct and indirect energy use and CO2 emissions of private households in 2000, 2005 and from 2007 to 2015. The energy use is divided into five areas of demand.

Energy use in private households has fallen by 7.7 % since 2000.This development can largely be attributed to the reduction in energy consumption in the “living” sector, which has fallen by 12.7 % within the same period.Carbon dioxide emissions in private households show a similar fluctuation pattern to that of energy consumption. read more


Indicator: Environmentally friendly consumption

A graph shows the market shares of products with official eco-labelling. Between 2012 and 2017 this figure rose from 3.6 percent to 8.3 percent. This was a decline of 0.3 percent on the year before. The target for 2030 is 34 % market share.

In the sector of products with official eco-labels, 8.3 % of turnover was generated with particularly environmentally friendly products in 2017.The indicator value fell for the first time compared with the year before.The Federal Government has set the target of increasing the market share of environmentally friendly products to 34 % by 2030.More efforts are needed to achieve this goal, particular... read more


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