43.3% of carbon dioxide emissions from electricity sector in Egypt

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed that the electricity sector represents the main source of carbon dioxide emissions from petroleum products consumption, accounting for 43.3% of total emissions, followed by the transport sector at 18.5%, the industrial sector at 15.4%, the domestic and commercial sectors at 8.2%, and other sectors accounting for 14.7% of total emissions in 2016/2017.

The announcement was made in a Tuesday press statement, on the occasion of World Environment Day, which is celebrated on 5 June annually.

Published in Zawya, 5th June, 2018