In 2015 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were 1.8% higher and particalate matter (PM10) emissions were 0.7% higher than in 2014. Sulphur oxides (SOx) emissions decreased by 38.0%, while dinitro monoxide (N2O) emissions increased by 8.5%.
CO2 emissions up in 2015
In 2015 14.6 million tons of CO2 was emitted into the air, which is a 1.8% increase compared to 2014. In all NACE activities, CO2 emissions increased by 1.3%, while in the households they increased by 3.8%. In the former, the highest increase was recorded in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (by 2.7%), followed by transportation and storage (by 2.2%), while in the latter, the highest increase was recorded in heating and cooling (by 7.2%).
The highest shares of CO2 emissions originated from electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (31.4%), transportation and storage (27.6%) and households (20.7%). From the latter, the most emissions (76.6%) originated from transportation.
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions lower by almost a tenth
In 2015 NOx emissions decreased by 9.5% compared to 2014; i.e. from 48,300 tons to 43,700 tons. 51.0% of NOx emissions originated from transportation and storage, 10.3% from electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, 9.1% from manufacturing, 11.5% from other NACE activities and 18.1% from households.
In 2015 more than 70% of PM10 emissions originated from households
In 2015 13,800 tons of PM10 was emitted into the air, which is 0.7% more than in 2014. 10.0% of PM10 emissions originated from manufacturing, 9.4% from transportation and storage, 2.7% from electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and 7.0% from other NACE activities. The most PM10 emissions (70.9%) originated from households, of which 90.0% (63.8% of the total) from heating and cooling.
SOx emissions down by 38%
A decrease in 2015 compared to 2014 was recorded in SOx (by 38.0%), NOx (by 9.5%) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions (by 1.7%). All other air emissions were higher than in 2014; the highest increase was recorded in N2O (by 8.5%) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) emissions (by 5.3%).
Table 1: Emissions and the growth index, Slovenia
1) Data on CO2 emissions from biomass are shown seperately, since the international organizations do not add them to amounts of greenhouse gas emissions.
2) In CO2 equivalents.