Energy / Climate Change

January 8, 2007


Japan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Up 0.6% in FY 2005

Keywords: Climate Change Government 

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions in fiscal 2005 totaled 1.364 billion tons (carbon dioxide equivalent), up 0.6 percent from the previous year, and 8.1 percent higher than the 1990 base year under the Kyoto Protocol, according to a preliminary report released by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment on October 27, 2006.

Although the greenhouse gas emissions decreased in the transport sector, the overall increase from the previous year largely resulted from a substantial rise in the CO2 emissions associated with the increased energy consumption of the household and service sectors as a result of a severe winter.

CO2 emissions from the use of energy amounted to 1,206 million tons, up 0.8 percent from the previous year. Of this,466 million tons (up 0.2 percent) were in the industrial sector, including factories, 234 millions tons (up 3.1 percent) in the service sector, including office buildings, 175 million tons (up 4.5 percent) in the household sector, 74.4 million tons (down 0.6 percent) in the energy conversion sector, including power plants, and 257 million tons (down 1.8 percent) in the transport sector, including marine transport. The decreased emissions from private automobiles greatly contributed to the decrease in the transport sector.

Posted: 2007/01/08 11:06:33 AM
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