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Heating degree days

Description

  • The number of heating degree days (HDD) has decreased by an average of 16 per year since 1980. This helps reduce the demand for heating, particularly in northern and north-western Europe.
  • Climate change will affect future energy and electricity demand. Climate change is not expected to change total energy demand in Europe substantially across Europe, but there may be significant seasonal effects, with large regional differences.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA - Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 report

Keywords

clim047, climate, heat, temperature

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Energy

Geographic characterization

Europe

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