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sosorior Nov 06, 2018 03:50 AM
Hi, I work as postdoc at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. When comparing the "fuel combustion" emissions (1225 MtCO2 in 2015) to the heating and electricity emissions (either estimated from IEA energy balances or from the JRC data base) (~1165 MtCO2), we find that there are 60 MtCO2 more in the "fuel combustion" sector, as it is labeled in the EU ETS. My understanding is that this sector covers mainly the electricity and heating plants, but the numbers do not match. Which other plants are included in this sector?
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EEA Nov 07, 2018 03:36 PM
Dear sosorior,
Thank you for your interest in the EEA.
Are you able to provide a more precise source for the figures you quote? This will make it easier for us to research your question.

Best regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
EEA Nov 09, 2018 04:26 PM
Dear sosorior,

If we have understood your question correctly, you are comparing the activity of 20 ETS (combustion) with CRF 1A1a of the CRF tables. Those two are based on different methodologies. Especially of note is that the scope of ETS combustion includes all combustion installations (above certain thresholds, etc.), and not only electricity and heat installations.
Please see the mapping in table 1.10 between CRF and ETS of the EU NIR 2018:

These are some resources which might be more useful to consider for the European context rather than IEA or JRC data, which address more of the global scale:

Best regards,
EEA Enquiry Service