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[C] - Physical Energy Flow Accounts (Pefa)
Description Physical energy flow accounts (PEFA) record the flows of energy from the environment to the economy, within the economy and from the economy back to the environment, in Terajoules. PEFA allow to read the interactions between the natural system and the anthropic system connected to the procurement, transformation and use of energy, in a way that is fully compatible with both the accounting structures and principles of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and with the standards, the delimitation of the system, the classifications and the methodologies of the national accounts defined by the European System of Accounts (ESA 2010). Energy flows are represented distinguishing natural resources, products and energy residuals. For each energy flow, the supply is recorded by its origin and the use is recorded by destination through a matrix scheme based on the structure of Supply and Use tables (SUTs) used by the national accounts for the recording of monetary transactions.
Eurostat type of process classification National Account statistical compilation
First production year 2008