Buildings: A sector particularly well suited to the Energy Transition
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Leal, V. (2022). Buildings: A sector particularly well suited to the Energy Transition. INESC TEC Science&Society, 1(5). Retrieved from https://science-society.inesctec.pt/index.php/inesctecesociedade/article/view/103
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Buildings account for around 27% of the consumption of final energy in Portugal (IEA, 2022), and 42% in the European Union (EUROSTAT, 2022). In the European Union, they are the first consumer sector, while in Portugal they are the second, along with Industry and behind transportation. The milder climate in winter, less tradition in the use of generalised heating at home, and a particularly high car ownership are the likely explanations for these Portugal vs EU differences.
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