Overview:

  • analysis of energy used broken down by fuel type and industry
  • data produced by contractors; AEA Energy and Environment
  • the data cover the UK as a whole; there are currently no estimates at a regional level

Energy data is an important topic within the UK Environmental Accounts and provides an analysis of energy used, broken down by fuel type and industry. These estimates are updated annually (each spring) to include the most recent national accounts and fuel consumption data.

These estimates are used by policy makers and analysts, in particular the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and research organisations and academia for their work on environmental impacts and sustainable development.

Energy data are produced by contractors, the National Environmental Technology Centre (AEA Energy and Environment) who combine Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) fuel data with a range of sources, including National Accounts Supply and Use tables (SUTs) to provide a framework for the allocation of fuel use to particular industries.

The energy data are compiled in accordance with SEEA 2003, which closely follows national accounting standards set out in the United Nations, System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA 93).

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