National Statistics

Provisional UK greenhouse gas emissions national statistics 2018

Provisional estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions for 2018, including quarterly emissions estimates.


2018 UK greenhouse gas emissions: provisional figures - statistical summary

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This publication provides the latest provisional estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions based on provisional inland energy consumption statistics, which are published in BEIS’s quarterly Energy Trends.

For the purposes of reporting, greenhouse gas emissions are allocated into a small number of broad, high level sectors as follows: energy supply, business, transport, public, residential, agriculture, industrial processes, land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), and waste management. Additionally, provisional emissions for carbon dioxide (CO2) only are allocated into broad fuel classifications as follows: gas, oil, coal, other solid fuels and non-fuel.

These provisional emissions estimates are subject to revision when the final estimates are published; however, they provide an early indication of emissions in the most recent full calendar year.

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Published 28 March 2019