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Energy Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline

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Greenhouse gas emissions of Hungary's energy sector are on a downward trend as the share of electricity generated by fossil fuels drops and that of renewables and nuclear power grows, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) show CO2 equivalent emissions of the energy sector, including electricity, gas, district heating, and air conditioning, reached 14.1 mln tonnes in 2021, down 28% from 10 years earlier.

During the same period, greenhouse gas emissions of the manufacturing sector increased 23% to 13.1 mln tonnes.

Emissions of the logistics sector dropped 26% to 5.7 mln tonnes and emissions of the farm sector climbed 24% to 9.8 mln tonnes.

Total emissions of CO2 equivalent of the national economy decreased 6% to 55.6 mln tonnes.

Including the 23.9 mln tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions of households, total CO2 equivalent emissions of the country reached 79.5 tonnes in 2021, down 5% from 10 years earlier.

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