Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise In June 2021 Quarter
Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industries and households rose by 4.8 percent in the June 2021 quarter, following a 1.4 percent increase in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.
The largest industry contributors to this increase were electricity, gas, water, and waste services up 16 percent; transport, postal, and warehousing up 19 percent; and agriculture, forestry, and fishing up 0.9 percent (seasonally adjusted).
“The electricity, gas, water, and waste services industry reached a record quarterly level of 2,927 kilotonnes of GHG emissions (seasonally adjusted), up 412 kilotonnes on the March 2021 quarter. This is mainly due to a large increase in coal use for electricity generation,” environmental economic accounts manager Stephen Oakley said.
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- Greenhouse gas emissions (industry and household): June 2021 quarter