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Jersey’s greenhouse gases drop 41% since 1990

The raw data was previously not made public. Credit: Ina Fassbender/DPA/PA Images

Raw data on Jersey’s greenhouse emissions that can now be seen for the first time show Jersey has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 41% since 1990.

The raw data was previously not made public and instead summarised by the States of Jersey.

The newly released data shows that Jersey has reduced its amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced per year by 41%. It also shows that transport is still the biggest cause of carbon dioxide - accounting for half of emissions in 2017.

By comparison the transport sector accounted for less than a third of greenhouse gases in the UK in 2017, but it was still the largest emitter.

1998 was the worst year for carbon dioxide in Jersey since 1990. That year saw a large increase in tomatoes and other protected crops being grown in glasshouses. The glasshouses required imported gas oil to heat them.

More recently 2012 and 2013 saw a spike in carbon emissions for Jersey after an electricity supply cable failed. This meant that electricity had to be generated on island using diesel engines and gas turbines.

The raw data can be found on the government's website.