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Manuel Frondel, Mark Andor, Nolan Ritter, Harald Tauchmann, Colin Vance Ph.D., Peter Matuschek, Ute Müller

The German Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2009–2010

Extended Abstract for Research Project No. 54/09 commissioned by Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

The aim of this study is to estimate the energy consumption of German private households for the years 2009 to 2010. A nation-wide survey among more than 7,100 households serves as a starting point to determine the consumption of various fuels for residential purposes and due to private car-usage. The households were interviewed with respect to their housing conditions, the characteristics of the respective dwelling, the consumption of fossil fuels, electricity and renewable energy sources, etc. The sample estimates were extrapolated for the corresponding years to derive consumption figures for the entire population of private households in Germany. The results will be compared with those of the preceding study performed by the RWI and forsa (2010) in 2008. As these are based on the same interview tool and panel of households, they should be well-suited for comparison purposes. Moreover, the results will be compared to the values of AGEB.