Video Summary: A guide to Environmental Accounts
12-Apr-2013A short video from the Office for National Statistics providing a guide to Environmental Accounts.
Air pollution and its impact on people’s health and well-being
07-Nov-2012Rates have fallen in recent years due to stricter regulations and alternative fuels
Energy intensity - decreases across most sectors between 1995 and 2009
30-Nov-2011Comparison of Energy consumption per unit of economic output between 1995 and 2009 by industry.
Greenhouse gas emissions intensity - reductions across most sectors between 1995 and 2009
30-Nov-2011Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of economic output by industry between 1995 and 2009.
Natural resource and products use - UK material productivity increased by 7.2 per cent in 2009
30-Nov-2011The concept of material productivity is used to assess progress towards sustainable development. It is presented in terms of the relationship between material use and economic activity.
Protecting the UK’s natural environment by measuring its monetary value
30-Nov-2011To achieve this, new Environmental Accounts are being developed
National Well-being wheel of measures, May 2013 (Pdf 663Kb)
30-May-2013The wheel contains all the domains of well-being and the measures contained within each one. In all cases the latest datapoint is shown and where applicable the previous corresponding one. The wheel also contains the units of measurement as these vary depending on the indicator used.
National Well-being wheel of measures, November 2012 (Pdf 1051Kb)
20-Nov-2012The wheel contains all the domains of well-being and the measures contained within each one. In all cases the latest datapoint is shown and where applicable the previous corresponding one. The wheel also contains the units of measurement as these vary depending on the indicator used.
Measuring National Well-being, Summary of Proposed Domains and Measures, July 2012
24-Jul-2012Summary of proposed domains and measures of national well-being
UK Environmental Accounts, 2012
27-Jun-2012The UK Environmental Accounts are satellite accounts to the main UK National Accounts and facilitate environmental-economic analyses, providing statistics on the environmental impact of UK economic activity. They include natural asset accounts (e.g. oil and gas reserves, forestry, land), physical flow accounts (e.g.greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, energy consumption, consumption of raw materials) and monetary accounts (e.g. environmental taxes, environmental protection expenditure).
World Environment Day, 2012
31-May-2012The United Nations World Environment Day is on the 5 June 2012. The theme this year is the Green Economy: Does it include you? This summary of UK Environmental Accounts Blue Book 2011 Update data has been released by the Office for National Statistics for this event to show how the UK Environmental Accounts provide data on how the economy impacts on the Environment. The summary includes statistics on emissions per unit of energy consumed, how this has changed over the last two decades and explains how this is the result of switching to cleaner fuels. It also provides information on the use of renewable sources for energy consumption in the UK and the amount of energy supplied per person compared to other countries. This summary is produced as part of the Measuring National Well-being programme.
Developments in Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts
10-Jan-2012This article presents experimental estimates of environmental protection expenditure by the UK public sector in the years 1996 to 2009. The article firstly discusses the concept of environmental protection expenditure and its relevance. Next, the history of environmental protection expenditure accounts in the UK Environmental Accounts, for both the public and private sector, is discussed. This includes reference to the requirements to improve the accounts set out by the UK Statistics Authority in their assessment of the UK Environmental Accounts against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. The remainder of the article outlines work to date to deliver on these requirements, including early estimates for public sector expenditure, together with an assessment of further developments needed to deliver economy-wide environmental protection expenditure accounts in line with emerging international standards.
Domains and Measures, November 2012 (Excel sheet 2253Kb)
20-Nov-2012A spreadsheet presenting a range of data for the proposed measures of National Well-being.
Proposed Domains and Measures, 2012 (Excel sheet 25Kb)
31-Oct-2012The attached table lists the proposed domains and measures of National Well-being. These were developed as an outcome from the recently held national debate. Further consultation is on-going and some measures may alter as a result.
Energy Use by Industry - Source and Fuel, 1990-2010 (Excel sheet 1818Kb)
31-Jul-2012This differs from energy consumption as some fuels are transformed, for example production of coke, solid smokeless fuel (SSF), benzoles, tars, coke oven gas and blast furnace gas and some energy is from other sources such as nuclear, imports, renewables & waste sources and this also includes industrial combustion of lubricants. This is the most detailed information showing which fuels are used by which sources within each industry.
Fuel Use by Industry, 1990 to 2010 (Excel sheet 546Kb)
31-Jul-2012Detailed data on fuel use by type and industry which differs from energy consumption as fuel use includes some fuels which are transformed, for example production of coke, solid smokeless fuel (SSF), benzoles, tars, coke oven gas and blast furnace gas and excludes some energy which is from other sources such as nuclear, imports, renewables and waste.
Reallocated Energy and Energy Intensity, 1990-2010 (Excel sheet 225Kb)
31-Jul-2012Energy from nuclear, imports and renewable & waste sources is combined with fossil fuel use. Electricity transformation & distribution losses are reallocated to final consumer industry group. Energy consumption is given in million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) and terajoules (TJ). Energy intensity is then calculated in Terajoules (TJ) per £ million using the constant price measure of Gross Value Added, the contribution of individual industries to Gross Domestic Product.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Industry and Gas, 1990-2010 (Excel sheet 548Kb)
27-Jun-2012Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Industry and Gas, 1990-2010