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Energy consumption of private households and the tertiary sector (trade, commerce and services) Final report / Energieverbrauch der privaten Haushalte und des Sektors Gewerbe, Handel, Dienstleistungen (GHD) Abschlussbericht

  • Schlomann, B.
  • Gruber, E.
  • Eckl, R.
  • Kleeberger, H. (Technische Univ. Muenche...
  • Eichhammer, W.
  • Diekmann, J.
  • Ziesing, H.J.
  • Rieke, H.
  • Herzog, T.
  • Lutz, S.
  • Merten, D.
  • Falkenberg, D.
  • Nill, M.
  • Geiger, B.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
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The household survey took place in December 2002 in over 27 000 representatively selected German private households within the GfK Mail Panel. The total number of respondents can be characterised as very good at 20 325 or 75% of the gross sample, especially as some of the information required was relatively complex. This is especially true for the key questions on the amount of energy used and energy costs. The evaluation of the data resulted in an extrapolation of the energy consumption for the year 2002 on the one hand and, on the other, in analyses of energy related equipment and structural features as well as influencing variables on the energy consumption. A total energy consumption of 700 TWh resulted from this extrapolation for households in 2002 which can be split as follows: 18% for electricity, 38% for gas, 31% for fuel oil, 5% for district heating, 1% for coal and 7% for wood and other energy sources (Table2-2). Compared with the consumption shown by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (2003), the extrapolations resulted in lower consumption figures in total and for all energy carriers with the exception of heating oil. However, the overall difference of almost 7% should not be rated as very large in view of the uncertainties connected with the survey and the extrapolation itself. (orig.) / Project number 17/02 / SIGLE / Available from TIB Hannover / FIZ - Fachinformationszzentrum Karlsruhe / TIB - Technische Informationsbibliothek / Bundesministerium fuer Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Bonn (Germany) / DE / Germany

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