EU Consumer Study Finds Half Live in Apartments, Third Speak 2d Language

     A study done on European Union consumer habits found that 65 percent of dwellings are owned by their residents, 12 percent of household energy comes from renewable sources, 46 percent of dwellings are apartments and a third of shoppers are able to use another EU language while shopping in another country.

     The study, based on surveys conducted in 2007, found that Germany has the lowest homeownership at 46 percent, while Romania has the highest at 96 percent. Half the energy used in Latvian households comes from renewables, the greatest proportion in the EU. Malta uses no renewable energy in households and the United Kingdom comes in second to Malat with only 0.8 percent.

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