UK environmental accounts: 2017

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  • In 2015, UK households became the biggest users of DERV (fuel used in diesel-engine road vehicles), overtaking the “transport, storage and communications” sector for the first time.
  • Energy intensity of the UK fell in 2015, the continuation of a long-term trend due largely to energy efficiency improvements in the manufacturing and transport, storage and communications sectors.
  • Despite an overall reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, GHG emissions from road transport increased for the second year in a row, by just over 1% between 2014 and 2015.
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  • UK environmental accounts: 2017

    Satellite accounts to the main UK National Accounts measuring the contribution of the environment to the economy, the impact of economic activity on the environment, and society's response to environmental issues.

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    An examination of the size and composition of environmental taxes between 1993 and 2014. Including an analysis by type of environmental tax, a consideration of who pays the taxes and a comparison with other European countries. Main findings show that environmental taxes raised £44.6 billion in the UK in 2014, providing 7.5% of all revenue from taxes and social contributions

  • Greenhouse gas emissions: 2013

    Estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in 2013, for which UK residents and UK-based businesses are directly responsible (whether in the UK or overseas). These estimates have been produced on a consistent basis with the UK's national accounts and provide an important indicator for the environmental pressure caused by the UK's economic activities. Main findings show that greenhouse gas emissions in 2013 were estimated to be 2% lower than in 2012, and 23.6% lower than in 1990.

  • UK Natural Capital Freshwater Ecosystem Assets and Services Accounts

    This paper is a first attempt by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to develop initial experimental statistics on UK freshwater ecosystem assets and ecosystem services. Selecting a number of indicators, this paper shows the condition of UK freshwaters between 2008 and 2012. On an experimental basis, ONS also estimates that the monetary value of UK freshwaters was £37 billion in 2012, 26% higher than in 2008. This is mainly due to an increase in the monetary value of UK open waters. It is important to emphasise this monetary value is based on a limited number of ecosystem services that are covered by these accounts. The methodology to develop these indicators and monetary estimates remains under development and the estimates reported should be considered experimental. Further work will be undertaken to develop and improve them.

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    We take a look at land cover ecosystem accounts for the United Kingdom (UK). The land cover accounts based on data from the Countryside Survey show that the land cover changed significantly in the UK between 1998 and 2007.

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