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: 2020

    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

    The relationship between the UK Environmental Accounts and the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES), 1990 to 2020.

  • Atmospheric emissions: heavy metal pollutants by industry

    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 2020.

  • Atmospheric emissions: acid rain precursors by industry and gas

    The emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, ammonia, and total acid rain precursors, by industry (SIC 2007 group – around 130 categories), UK, 1990 to 2020 and (provisional) 2021.

  • Atmospheric emissions: bridging tables

    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 2020.

  • Atmospheric emissions: road transport

    The emissions generated from fuel sources used by road transport vehicles in the UK, 1990 to 2020.

  • Environmental goods and services sector (EGSS) estimates

    First estimates of the UK environmental goods and services sector (EGSS) for 2019 and revised estimates for 2010 to 2018. Included are estimates of output, gross value added, employment and exports.

  • Energy use: renewable and waste sources

    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 2020.

  • Energy use: fossil fuels by fuel type and industry

    The UK's fuel use by industry (SIC 2007 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 2020. This table excludes biofuels and waste.

  • Energy use: generation of heat from renewable sources

    The UK's energy use from renewable sources used to generate heat (active solar heating, heat pumps, geothermal aquifers), 1990 to 2020.

  • UK environmental goods and services sector (EGSS) methodology annex

    Detailed description of each environmental goods services sector (EGSS) activity, with information on the main data sources and estimation methods used.

  • Atmospheric emissions: other pollutants by industry and gas

    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 2020 and (provisional) 2021.

  • Energy use: by industry, source and fuel

    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 2020.

  • Environmental taxes

    Data on the UK government's revenue from environmental taxes (including energy, transport and pollution or resource taxes), 1997 to 2021 (where available).

  • Atmospheric emissions: greenhouse gases by industry and gas

    The emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydro-fluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulphur hexafluoride, nitrogen trifluoride and total greenhouse gas emissions, by industry (SIC 2007 group –around 130 categories), UK, 1990 to 2020 and (provisional) 2021.

  • Energy use: fossil fuels by fuel type

    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 2020. This table excludes biofuels and waste.

  • Energy use: total

    The UK's direct use of energy from fossil fuels and other sources (nuclear, net imports, renewables, biofuels and waste and reallocated use of energy by industry (SIC 2007 section - 21 categories), 1990 to 2020.

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

    The UK's reallocated energy use and energy intensity - the level of usage per unit of economic output, by industry (SIC 2007 group - around 130 categories), 1990 to 2020.

  • Atmospheric emissions: greenhouse gas emissions intensity by industry

    Greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions intensity –the level of emissions per unit of economic output, by industry (SIC 2007 group – around 130 categories), UK, 1990 to 2020 and (provisional) 2021.

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.