Lower emissions from agriculture and industry
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and industry were 12 and 1 respectively1 percentnt lower than in the third quarter of 2021. This is because these sectors consumed considerably less natural gas in the third quarter than in the same quarter a year earlier. The consumption of the other energy carriers has remained virtually the same.
High natural gas prices played a role in the fall in natural gas consumption. This led, among other things, to a scaling down (less production) of the large-scale natural gas-intensive industry. In addition, the high number of hours of sunshine in the third quarter of 2022 was favorable for greenhouse horticulture, because growers had to use less artificial lighting based on combined heat and power (CHPs) for which natural gas is used.
More emissions from the electricity sector
The electricity sector took a hit in the third quarter of this year 14 procent more greenhouse gases than a year earlier. Natural gas and coal-fired power stations produced more electricity, partly because the demand for electricity from abroad was higher due to tightness on the European electricity market. Due to the high electricity demand, the electricity price rose to such an extent that it became lucrative for high-efficiency natural gas plants to produce more in addition to coal-fired power stations.
Statistics Netherlands also calculates CO emissions2 by all Dutch economic activities according to the national accounts. In this case, the CO is also calculated in comparison with the emissions according to the IPCC definitions2emissions from international aviation and maritime transport and emissions from combustion of biomass by individuals and companies belonging to the Dutch economy are included. In the message below, the CO2emissions presented in accordance with the calculation method of the national accounts.
CO emissions2 Dutch economy more than 4 percent lower
The CO2emissions from the Dutch economy were ample in the third quarter 4 percentlower than in the same quarter of 2021, while gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 3 in the same period.1 procent grew. Production was higher in almost all sectors of the economy, while CO2emissions were lower. For example, emissions in industry, mineral extraction and construction fell by 15 procent, while the added value is 2.5 percentnt higher. The decrease in CO2emissions were strongest in the petroleum industry.
The CO2emissions from the transport sector in the third quarter of 2022 were virtually the same as in the third quarter of 2021. Dutch aviation emitted 19 percentt more than in the same quarter a year earlier. Despite this increase, aviation emissions were not yet at the same level as before the corona crisis. Inland shipping also emitted more than in the third quarter of 2021. On the other hand, emissions from road transport were 7 procents lower than in the third quarter of 2021. Maritime shipping also emitted less in the third quarter than a year earlier.
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