Unified Metrics Library - Non-renewable energy consumption

Helper question

How much non-renewable energy did the company consume during the period?


Total non-renewable energy consumption is the combined energy usage of a company, including non-renewable sources like fossil fuels and purchased non-renewable energy.




The total energy consumption is the company's energy consumption coming from the following non-renewable sources:

  • fuel consumption from coal and coal products
  • fuel consumption from crude oil and petroleum products
  • fuel consumption from natural gas
  • fuel consumption from other non-renewable sources
  • consumption from nuclear products
  • consumption of purchased or acquired electricity, heat, steam, and cooling from non-renewable sources

Renewable sources are sources that are inexhaustible. As such, renewable energy covers wind, solar (solar thermal and solar photovoltaic) and geothermal energy, ambient energy, tide, wave and other ocean energy, hydropower, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas, and biogas.


EFRAG ESRS E1 Climate change. We derive the total "energy consumption" definition from paragraph 33.
Directive (EU) 2018/2001, Art. 2 (1). Renewable sources


Non-renewable sources:
  • 10,000 megawatt-hours (kWh) of electricity from non-renewable sources
  • 5,000 kWh of heat and steam from non-renewable sources
  • 2,000 kWh of fuel consumption from natural gas
  • 1,000 kWh of purchased coal and coal product consumption

The total energy consumption for this company would be the sum of all these values, which in this example would be 18,000 kWh.