N2O emissions from electricity production from oil in the UK 1990-2017

This statistic shows the amount of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions attributable to the production of electricity from oil in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2017, in thousand metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). It shows that N2O emissions have decreased significantly, with notable drops from 1990 to 2000 and from 2005 to 2010. While in 1990 emissions totaled 33,700 metric tons of CO2e, the emissions reached just 600 metric tons of CO2e in 2017.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from electricity production from oil in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2017

Emissions in thousand metric tons of CO2e
20170.6
20160.6
20150.7
20140.8
20130.7
20120.7
20110.7
20101.1
20056
20004.3
199516.6
199033.7
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Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*Carbon dioxide equivalent

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a major greenhouse gas and air pollutant.

Sector classification is based on the NACE code, which is the industry standard classification system for economic activities in the European Community.

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