Measuring the contribution of the environment to the economy, the impact of economic activity on the environment, and society's response to environmental issues. Satellite accounts to the main UK National Accounts.

Publications

  • UK Environmental Accounts: 2019

    Measuring the contribution of the environment to the economy, the impact of economic activity on the environment, and society's response to environmental issues. Satellite accounts to the main UK National Accounts.

Data

  • Energy use: bridging table

    Data showing the relationship between the UK Environmental Accounts and the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES), 1990 to 2017.

  • Atmospheric emissions: heavy metal pollutants by industry

    Data on the emissions of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, vanadium and zinc in the UK, by industry (SIC 2007 group - around 130 categories), UK, 1990 to 2017.

  • Atmospheric emissions: acid rain precursors by industry and gas

    Data on the emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, ammonia, and total acid rain precursors, by industry (SIC 2007 group - around 130 categories), UK, 1990 to 2017 and provisional 2018.

  • Atmospheric emissions: bridging tables

    Data showing the relationships between UK Environmental Accounts measures and those of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), 1990 to 2017.

  • Atmospheric emissions: road transport

    Data on the emissions generated from fuel sources used by road transport vehicles in the UK, 1990 to 2017.

  • Environmental goods and services sector (EGSS) estimates

    Estimates of the UK's environmental goods and services sector: output, gross value added, employment and exports, 2010 to 2016.

  • Energy use: renewable and waste sources

    Data on the UK's energy use from renewable and waste sources, by source (for example, hydroelectric power, wind, wave, solar, and so on) and industry (SIC 2007 section - 21 categories), 1990 to 2017.

  • Environmental protection expenditure: industry

    Estimates for the UK's environmental protection expenditure by industry, 2015 to 2017.

  • Energy use: carbon-based fuels by fuel type and industry

    Data on the UK's fuel use by industry (SIC07 group - around 130 categories) and type (coal, natural gas, petrol, diesel oil for road vehicles (DERV), fuel oil, gas oil, aviation fuel and other); UK level fuel use of nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, geothermal aquifers and net imports, 1990 to 2017. This table excludes biofuels and waste.

  • Energy use: generation of heat from renewable sources

    Data on the UK's energy use from renewable sources used to generate heat (active solar heating, heat pumps, geothermal aquifers), 1990 to 2017.

  • Atmospheric emissions: other pollutants by industry and gas

    Data on the emissions of PM10, PM2.5, carbon monoxide, non-methane volatile organic compound, Benzene and 1,3-Butadiene, by industry (SIC 2007 group - around 130 categories), UK, 1990 to 2017 and provisional 2018.

  • Material flow accounts

    Data on the UK's domestic extraction, imports and exports and flow of materials (such as biomass, gases, fuels and waste), 1990 to 2017.

  • Energy use: by industry, source and fuel

    Data on the UK's energy use by industry (SIC 2007 group - around 130 categories), source (for example, industrial and domestic combustion, aircraft, road transport and so on - around 80 categories) and fuel (for example, anthracite, peat, natural gas and so on - around 20 categories), 1990 to 2017.

  • Environmental taxes

    Data on the UK government's revenue from environmental taxes (including energy, transport and pollution or resource taxes), 1997 to 2018 (where available).

  • Atmospheric emissions: greenhouse gases by industry and gas

    Data on the emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydro-fluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulphur hexafluoride, nitrogen trifluoride and total greenhouse gas emissions, UK, 1990 to 2017 and provisional 2018.

  • Energy use: carbon-based fuels by fuel type

    Data on the UK's fuel use by type (coal, natural gas, petrol, diesel oil for road vehicles (DERV), fuel oil, gas oil, aviation fuel and other), 1990 to 2017. This table excludes biofuels and waste.

  • Energy use: total

    Data on the UK's direct use of energy (allocated to the original purchasers and consumers of fuels) from fossil fuels and other sources (nuclear, net imports, renewables, biofuels and waste) and reallocated use of energy (losses incurred during transformation and distribution are allocated to the final consumer of the energy rather than the electricity generation industry), by industry (SIC 2007 section - 21 categories), 1990 to 2017.

  • Energy use: by industry reallocated to final consumer and energy intensity

    Data on the UK's reallocated energy use (losses incurred during transformation and distribution are allocated to the final consumer of the energy rather than the electricity generation industry) and energy intensity - the level of usage per unit of economic output, by industry (SIC 2007 group - around 130 categories), 1990 to 2017.

  • Atmospheric emissions: greenhouse gas emissions intensity by industry

    Data on greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions intensity - the level of emissions per unit of economic output, by industry (SIC 2007 section - 21 categories), UK, 1990 to 2017 and provisional 2018.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs
  • are well explained and readily accessible
  • are produced according to sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.