Austria's Energy Consumption Falls

People ♦ Published: November 23, 2010; 02:38 ♦ (Vindobona)

The energy consumption of Austria decreased in 2009 compared with the previous year by 4%. Mainly industry and transport reduced their consumption.

Austria's Energy Consumption Falls / Picture: ©

According to Statistik Austria, the energy consumption decreased last year -due to the economic crisis- to a lower level than in 2003. While industry and transport clearly required less energy (-3.4% and -3.3%), the consumption behavior of private households continued growing at 0.3%. But in 2010, the trend will be reversed again: "This development is positive. But we should not let…