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Quarterly update of Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: March 2014

Department of the Environment, 2014
This report provides estimates of Australia's national inventory up to the March quarter of 2014.

The Quarterly Update provides the latest estimates of Australia's national greenhouse gas inventory.

In the latest Quarterly Update, Australia's annual emissions for the year to March 2014 (excluding emissions from land use, land use change and forestry) are estimated to be 541.9 Mt CO2-e.

  • National emissions levels were unchanged in trend terms for the March 2014 quarter.
  • While annual emissions for the year to March 2014 (excluding the land sector) decreased 1.1 per cent to 541.9 Mt CO2-e compared to the year to March 2013, emissions for the March 2014 quarter increased 1.4 per cent relative to the previous quarter, on a seasonally adjusted and weather normalised basis.

Over the year to March 2014, there was a decline in emissions from electricity (section 2.1), reflecting lower electricity demand and changes in the generation mix. Emissions from industrial processes (section 2.5) and agriculture (section 2.6) also declined over the year. These declines were partially offset by increases in fugitive emissions (section 2.4) and the stationary energy excluding electricity (section 2.2) sector.