One quarter of energy-related GHG emissions from homes

Households account for a quarter of the energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, according to a report from the European Environment Agency, which calculates emissions based on their “end use”, or the sector using the energy.

When the indirect emissions are considered, greenhouse gas emissions from the residential sector double (from 12 to 25 per cent) and the commercial sector trebles (from 5 to 15 per cent). Industry jumps from 15 to 26 per cent, while transport causes relatively small indirect emissions, pushing transport emissions from 25 to 29 per cent.

Source: European Environment Agency, 15 December 2011

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