We take a closer look into the 2014 EU ETS emissions data across sectors and countries.
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Total emissions are down, but exact levels remain uncertain
Emissions in the UK, Germany and France fell, while emissions in Spain and the Netherlands rose.
- Total emissions are 94mt down, or 4.9%.
- Exact levels uncertain, as 10% of emissions have not been published (45% of which is Polish power stations)
- Power and heat down 7.8% because of falling electricity consumption from milder weather, but also underlying falls.
- Industry emissions fall 0.4%; does not include any heat installations, so is an underlying fall, despite EU industrial production rising 0.8%.
- UK due to coal/gas switching from carbon tax in summer
- Germany due to fall in hard coal due to renewables and less underlying electricity demand.
- France due to mild weather.
- Spain due to more coal generation as gas CHP subsidies reduction reduced generation
- Netherlands emissions increased as new coal came on RWE’s Eemshaven and GDF Rotterdam plant