Slovak Households Spend Most in EU on Energy

Burning a hole in your pocket (c) James Riden

According to the Energy Poverty Index, Slovakia is the most wasteful consumer in the EU when it comes to household energy consumption.

A report from TASR newswire today cites Peter Marcan from the Energy Security Institute that Slovak households spend around 12% of their overall income on energy bills in 2Q 2011, putting it to the bottom of the EU ranking, although the methodology differs from country to country.

Awareness of the importance of making energy savings is clearly still pretty weak in Slovakia, but people are starting to devote increasing attention to the issue as prices keep rising.

This improvement can be seen in the past five years (2006-2011), though, during which time the proportion of household spending on energies fell by four percentage points.

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