Jord Vand Luft Dyr og planter Grønland Samfund
  Udgivelser Overvågning Om DMU Viden for alle Nyheder
 
In English
 

CARBON DIOXIDE

The largest source to the emission of CO2 is the energy sector, which includes combustion of fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas (Fig-ure 2.2). Public power and district heating plants contribute with al-most half of the emissions. About 24% come from the transport sec-tor. The CO2 emission decreased by about 9% from 2003 to 2004. The reason for this decrease was mainly due to decreasing export of elec-tricity. Also higher outdoor temperature in 2004 compared with 2003 contributed to the decrease. If the CO2 emission is adjusted for cli-matic variations and electricity trade with other countries the CO2 emission from combustion of fossil fuels has decreased by 16% since 1990. The decrease in CO2 emissions is observed despite an almost constant gross energy consumption and an increase in the gross na-tional product of 34%. This is due to change of fuel from coal to natu-ral gas and renewable energy. As a result of the lower consumption of coal in recent years, the main part of the CO2 emission comes from oil combustion. In 2004 the actual CO2 emission was about 2 % higher than the emission in 1990.

graph

graph

View backgrounddata for the graph
0


Henrik Bruun

01.11.2007


DMU  | dmu@dmu.dk  

Box 358 | Frederiksborgvej 399 | 4000 Roskilde | T: 4630 1200

 CVR: 10859387

 EAN: 5798000867000