NTM TN 12 20190308 Electricity Data
NTM data on electricity includes the following countries:
- United Kingdom
The electricity production mix for each country is based on statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) from 2016. The statistics has been slightly modified based on the assumptions below. The emission factors, distribution losses and the own electricity consumption for the energy sector is based on Thinkstep (2018).
Assumptions and modifications of IEA data
In the IEA statistic lignite and hard coal is included together as coal. However, the emissions of CO2 from lignite compared to hard coal are about 40% higher per kWh. Therefore, the IEA statistics have been complemented with statistics from Thinkstep (2018) to divide coal into hard coal and lignite.
In the IEA statistics electricity from biofuels is presented as one category. Biofuels does however consist of different types for example electricity from biogas and biomass. The environmental impact differs between the different types. According to Thinkstep (2018) electricity produced from biogas is small share and therefore the assumption biofuels has been considered to include biomass only. Our sensitivity analysis shows that this assumption has negligible impacts on the results.
IEA 2019, International Energy Agency Statistics Data Browser, 2019
Thinkstep 2018, Database 8007 Release date: 2018-07 (Gabi ts, program version 220.127.116.11. Database 8007)
The data was delivered by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.