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Release: UK Environmental Accounts, 2015

Released: 09 July 2015

Contact

Matthew Steel

Environmental Accounts

environment.accounts@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455680

Categories: Environmental Accounts, Agriculture and Environment, Environment, Economy, National Accounts, Satellite Accounts, Environmental Satellite Accounts

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

  • Renewable and waste sources accounted for 5.6% of total energy consumed in 2013, compared with 1.2% in 2000.

  • Emissions of greenhouse gases have fallen 23.6% between 1990 and 2013.

  • In 2013, 9.2 tonnes of material resources were consumed per capita, down from 12.6 tonnes in 2000.

  • Environmental tax revenue (in current prices) was 2.5 times greater in 2014 (£44.6 billion) compared with 1993 (£17.6 billion).

  • UK government spent an estimated £14.4 billion on environmental protection in 2013.

Measures the contribution of the environment to the economy, the impact the economy has on the environment, and society's responses to environmental issues.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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