UK CO2 Trends–Handy Guide

By Paul Homewood

 

 

 

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Further to my earlier post on UK CO2 emission trends, I thought it would be useful to produce this handy little summary of the changes between 1990 and 2016. I’ll update to 2018 when the numbers are out.

 

Emissions have dropped from 596 MTCO2 in 1990 to 356 MtCO2 in 2016, a drop of 240 MTCO2 or 40%. (If emissions from biomass are included, the reduction is only 226 MtCO2)

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The bulk of the reductions have occurred in industrial consumption (63 MtCO2) and power stations (137 MtCO2):

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According to my own analysis, more than half of the claimed savings have nothing at all to do with climate policies – reduced industrial demand, dash for gas in the 1990s, and increased electricity imports.

 

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References

1) Details of my workings are here:

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2018/10/27/how-the-uk-has-cut-co2-since-1990/

2) Official emissions data is here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/energy-and-emissions-projections

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March 5, 2019 at 10:30AM

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