Source: MIL-OSI Submissions
8 July 2021
Industry-related emissions were up 2.5 percent
to 75,143 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) in
2019, Stats NZ said today.
This is the highest recorded level since
the series began in 2007. Emissions from households dipped slightly, down
0.3 percent to 9,828 kilotonnes CO2-e. As a result, greenhouse
gas emissions from industries and households increased 2.1 percent (1,778
kilotonnes), compared with 2018.
The top five contributors to industry and
household emissions in 2019 were:
- agriculture, forestry, and fishing, 43 megatonnes
CO2-e (51 percent of total emissions)
- manufacturing, 12 megatonnes CO2-e
- households, 9.8 megatonnes CO2-e
- electricity, gas, water, and waste services,
8.1 megatonnes CO2-e (9.6 percent)
- transport, postal, and warehousing, 5.9 megatonnes
CO2-e (6.9 percent).
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