Energy Statistics versus Environmental Reports

On a yearly basis Sweden is obligated to submit reporting on emissions to air of several substances to EU (Monitoring Mechanisms), UNFCCC and CLRTAP. The aim of this study is to ensure that emission data reported by Sweden are in line with IPCC Guidelines revised 1996 and Good Practice Guidance. For two sectors; iron and steel industries and refineries, the fuel consumption and emissions have been compared for 2000 and 2001 between the two possible approaches, i.e. based on Energy Statistics or on Environmental reports. Also the definitions of emissions from fuel combustion and processes and the methods for calculating emissions have been compared and evaluated based on the guidelines.

The report includes several suggestions on how to improve the quality the reported emission data.