UK greenhouse gas emissions statistics for 1990 to 2020

15 February 2022

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published their final estimates of UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2020. Estimates are presented by source in February of each year, then updated in March to include estimates by end-user and fuel type, with further adjustments in June to include estimates by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).

When emissions are reported by source, they are attributed to the sector that emits them directly, while if reported by end-users, energy supply emissions by source are reallocated in accordance with where the end-use activity occurred. 

BEIS does not estimate emissions outside the UK associated with UK consumption, however the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) publishes annual estimates of the UK’s carbon footprint. 

Source: BEIS, 1 February 2022