Energy supply sector greenhouse gases emitted in the United Kingdom (UK) 1990-2017

This statistic depicts the volume of greenhouse gases emissions associated with the United Kingdom (UK) energy supply sector, during selected years between 1990 and 2017. According to the source, between 1990 and 2017 there was a 60 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the energy supply sector. This decrease is mainly attributable to changes in the mix of fuels being used for electricity generation, including the growth of renewables, together with greater efficiency resulting from improvements in technology.

Energy supply sector emissions in the United Kingdom (UK) between 1990 and 2017

greenhouse gas emissions in MtCO2e
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Release date

February 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*MtCO2e = Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Figures for 2017 were released in 2019.

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