German 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise 4.3% to 960 mil mt
Germany's economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2010 by 4.3% year-on-year to 960.1 million mt of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) on the effects of economic recovery and cold weather conditions, the UBA federal environment agency said Tuesday, citing initial estimates.
At this level, the country's emissions were below the annual 974 million mt CO2e cap set by the Kyoto Protocol for the 2008-2012 period.
The increase in emissions came as low temperatures boosted fuel consumption in power generation and the recovery of steel production led to higher hard coal input, UBA said. Also, mineral oil input increased across commercial sectors and households.
Energy-related emissions firmed by 4.8% to 796.5 million mt, including a 3.2% rise to 354.7 million mt in the energy industry, an 11% hike to 114 million mt in the manufacturing sector and a 0.9% rise to 154.6 million mt in the traffic segment. Households accounted for 113.1 million mt, up 9.4% on the year.
(Platts Apr. 2011)