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The Government published statistics for the 2006 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions at Local Authority and Government Office Region level on September 18 2008 [1]

The figures represent all UK emissions allocated to Local Authority areas on an end-user basis, incorporating all business, household and transport emissions, so that they are distributed according to the location of energy consumption.

Up until now these statistics have been “experimental” but this is the first year that allows a meaningful year on year comparison of CO2 emissions in local areas.

Selected findings Edit

  • Overall, 46 per cent of end-user emissions assigned to Local Authority areas were attributed to the industrial and commercial sector, 29 per cent to the domestic sector, and 25 per cent to road transport.
  • The industrial and commercial sector had the highest share of end-user emissions in 48 per cent of authorities. The road transport sector had the highest share in 23 per cent and the domestic sector the highest share in 28 per cent of authorities. The road transport sector had the lowest share in 56 per cent of authorities.
  • In 2006, about 47 per cent of domestic end-user emissions come from gas use and 43 per cent are due to electricity consumption, showing little change from 2005 when the figures were 48 and 42 per cent respectively.
  • n 2006, domestic end-user emissions were less than two tonnes per person in one per cent of Local Authorities, between two and 2.5 tonnes per person in 37 per cent, between 2.5 and three tonnes per person in 52 per cent and above three tonnes per person in nine per cent.

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References

  1. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, September 18 2008
  • Statistical release, 2006 Carbon Dioxide emissions at Local Authority and Government Office Region level, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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