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tomasotorriani Feb 23, 2016 02:37 PM
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to you with regard to the Carbon Intensity factor of UK electricity production present in Eurostat Database
( http://www.eea.europa.eu/da[…]3A%5B%22European%20Union%20(28%20countries)%22%5D%7D%7D )

In particular, I am concerned about the Carbon Intensity factor of UK electricity production of 644 g/kWh for UK for 2012.

This data is substantially different from the statistics of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in the “Comparison of Emissions Factors for Electricity Generation” (https://www.gov.uk/[…]/Comparison_of_Electricity_Conversion_Factors.pdf ): the Fuel Mix Disclosure (FMD) gives an average CO2 emission benchmark of 430 g/kWh for UK in 2012.

Would you be so kind to help me in solving this incongruity?

Best regards,

Replies (4)
EEA Mar 08, 2016 10:52 AM
Hi Tomaso,
I am sorry about the late reply.
We are currently looking into your enquiry and you can expect an answer within the next days.
EEA Mar 14, 2016 10:23 AM
Hi Tomaso,

I am very sorry, but due to extreme workloads we will only be able to provide you with an answer by the end of March.
I will get back to you as soon as I have an answer.
EEA Apr 01, 2016 10:05 AM
The respective EEA indicator (ENER038) shows the CO2 intensity of conventional thermal power stations and of district heating – as described in the methodology section – and not for all electricity production (i.e nuclear and renewable sources are not included). We have not performed a comparison with the carbon intensity factor for the UK as published by DECC. It appears however that the respective factor calculated by DECC pertains to all electricity generation. In that case it includes both nuclear and renewable energy sources. In the revision of the ENER038 indicator this year we will probably include an emission factor for all electricity production which would thus be comparable with the one published by DECC.
EEA Apr 01, 2016 10:07 AM
Please see the following link for the indicator: http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/assessment