Higher CO2 emissions in second quarter of 2019
|Categories||CO2 emissions (year-on-year volume change in %)||Value added of producers (year-on-year volume change in %)||GDP (year-on-year volume change in %)|
|Dutch economy (weather adjusted)||-1.3|
|Agriculture, mining, manufacturing and |
|Energy and water supply and |
Higher CO2 emissions by households and services sector
CO2 emissions by households were nearly 13 percent higher than one year previously. Emissions by natural gas consumption were up as a result of the colder weather, especially in April and May. Emissions on account of motor fuel consumption were also higher than one year previously. In the second quarter of 2019, households occupied a share in total CO2 emissions exceeding 18 percent. CO2 emissions by the services sector were down by nearly 17 percent year-on-year. The share in total emissions stood at 12 percent.
Transport sector emits more CO2
CO2 emissions by the transport sector were up by 1.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019. This sector accounted for over 13 percent of total emissions. Emissions by the aviation sector and inland shipping increased, emissions by sea shipping decreased.
CO2 emissions up in agriculture and manufacturing
In the second quarter of 2019, emissions of CO2 in the cluster agriculture, mining, manufacturing industry and construction were 0.4 percent up on one year previously. This cluster was responsible for over 24 percent of total emissions in that quarter. The petroleum industry and the agricultural sector in particular emitted more while emissions by the chemical industry were lower than one year previously.
Lower CO2 emissions by energy companies
In the second quarter of 2019, CO2 emissions by energy, water and waste management companies were down by 3.8 percent year-on-year. These companies accounted for over 32 percent of total CO2 emissions. Electricity companies used less coal and more natural gas in their production process. Combustion of natural gas results in lower CO2 emissions than coal combustion. Electricity production and the value added by the electricity companies were higher than in the second quarter of 2018.
|Energy and water supply and waste treatment||32.1|
|Agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction||24.3|
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