Air Emissions

Department/Agency

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, CH4) emissions and acid rain precursor emissions (SO2, NOx, NH3), classified by economic sector of the end-user.

Source

Data from the CSO, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) energy balance sheets.

Scope

Greenhouse gas emissions and selected acid rain precursor emissions.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year

Start date

1994

Timeliness

18 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Gas
    Carbon dioxide (CO2); Nitrous oxide (N2O); Methane (CH4); Sulphur dioxide (SO2); Oxides of nitrogen (NOx); Ammonia (NH3).
  • Economic sector
    Agriculture, forestry, fishing; Fuel, power, water; Industry (excluding fuel, power and water); Transport; Services (excluding transport); Residential. Industry is further broken down into: Coal, peat, petroleum, metal ores, quarrying; Food, beverage, tobacco; Textiles, clothing, leather & footwear; Wood & wood products; Pulp, paper & print production; Chemical production; Rubber & plastic production; Non-metallic mineral production; Metal production excluding machinery & transport equipment; Agriculture & industrial machinery; Office and data process machines; Electrical goods; Transport equipment; Other manufacturing; Construction.

Theme

Environment, Climate and Energy - Environment

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2017-01-30

Keywords

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