Rate of inclusion of gas and electricity in new housing

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Definition

These curves represent the relative shares of gas and electricity in new housing in zones in which gas is delivered.

Analysis

Although it started in a dominant position, natural gas has lost ground to electricity for new single-family dwellings, but has held its ground in new multiple-family dwellings since early 2000. With the enactment of the French Energy Performance in Buildings Regulations (RT 2012), the implementation of which has been progressive since the end of 2010, natural gas is gaining ground in new buildings. RT 2012 imposes very restrictive unit consumption levels that are estimated on the basis of primary energy. This system favours natural gas over electricity.