Local authorities

A spatial disaggregation of CO2 emissions in the UK greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) by region and local authority are produced annually on an end–user basis. These local and regional CO2 emissions estimates are produced in order to provide a nationally consistent evidence base and a consistent time series is maintained back to 2005. The statistics can be used by local authorities (LAs) and other relevant organisations as an important body of information to help identify high emitting sources of CO2 and energy intensive sectors, to monitor changes in CO2 emissions over time, and to help design carbon reduction strategies.

This dataset is prepared on an end-user basis, which means that emissions from the production and processing of fuels, including the production of electricity, are reallocated to users of these fuels to reflect total emissions for each type of fuel consumed.

The statistics provide a breakdown of CO2 emissions in the key sectors: Industry and Commercial; Domestic; Railways; Road Transport and Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF), which differ slightly from the sectors reported under the National and DA End User Emissions Inventories. A reconciliation report is produced each year to explain the differences between the LA, DA and UK end user datasets. There are a number of smaller methodological differences, but large sectors excluded from the LACO2 emission estimates are shipping, aviation and military transport.

The full dataset – which is classified as a National Statistic – and statistical summary can be found on the BEIS website along with supporting methodology documents. In addition, a subset of this dataset (further excluding emissions from EU ETS, motorways, railways and LULUCF) is prepared for emissions within the scope of influence of the Local Authorities, previously known as National Indicator 186.

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This dataset is available from the BEIS website.

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