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Greenhouse gas emissions in the UK, by gas and sector 2018

The transport sector was the main source of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018, followed by energy supply, with 124.4 and 104.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, respectively. Between 2010 and 2015, energy supply was the major source of GHG.

Overall, with the exception of the agriculture sector, carbon dioxide is the main gas emitted. The agricultural sector is the one with the highest share of methane and nitrous oxide emissions.

Greenhouse gas emissions in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by gas and sector

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February 2020


United Kingdom

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