Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: September Quarter 2011

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Quarterly Update

Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts are made up of a series of comprehensive reports and databases that estimate, and account for, Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. These publications fulfil Australia’s international and domestic inventory reporting requirements. The Quarterly Update of Australia’s National Greenhouse Gas Inventory reports on the latest estimates of Australia’s national greenhouse gas inventory.

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Emissions increased in the September quarter 2011, with trend emissions rising by 0.5% (Figure 1). This is the third consecutive quarter of positive trend growth. The trend increase for the quarter was largely driven by increases in emissions from transport as a result of increased consumption of liquid fuels (see section 2.3) and stationary energy excluding electricity due to increased production in some manufacturing sectors (see section 2.2). These increases were largely offset by a decrease in emissions from the electricity sector (see section 2.1). Unseasonably weak emissions growth in the electricity sector contributed to the 0.3% decrease in seasonally adjusted emissions in the September 2011 quarter (Figure 2).

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