Energy balance of operators of the European Union Emissions trading system (EU ETS) of Latvia
Data of the European Union Emissions trading system (further in the text – EU ETS) provide information on consumption of energy resources by operators in the country.
Data are compiled according to provisions of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (13 October 2003).
Terms and definitions
EU emission trading system (EU ETS)
EU ETS is economics instrument in reduction of climate changes, aim of which is to help EU member states carry out emission reduction commitment set out in Kyoto protocol and to ensure emission reduction in most efficient way.
Total consumption [energy]
Consumption of energy resources by transformation sector, energy sector, all sectors of national economy, as well as by households.
Transformation sector [energy]
Represents the value of fuel consumed for the production of electricity and fuel consumed for production of sold heat.
Final consumption [energy]
Consumption by industry, transport, households, agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishery, and other consumers (NACE Rev. 2 divisions 33, 36–39, 45–47, 52–96, 99).
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
ETS energy balance is elaborated in energy balance of Latvia format, according to Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Energy statistics methodology.
Data on operators of EU ETS of Latvia are obtained from the information prepared by Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre and Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, as well as from CSB data on the consumption of energy resources.
Information is compiled by all operators from all energy-intensive national economy included in the EU ETS. Data by sectors are compiled by main kind of economic activity.
EU ETS in time period from 2005 till 2012, operators of industrial machinery in energy-intensive national economy sectors, of which electricity and heat, cement, ceramics, steel, glass, etc. manufacturing equipment operators.
EU ETS in time period from 2013 till 2020 includes additional sectors, for example, primary and secondary production of aluminium, manufacture of mineral wool insulation material, drying or calcination of gypsum or production of plaster boards and other gypsum products, or ammonia or nitric manufacture, etc.
For the recalculation of EU ETS energy resources balance to terajoules, conversion factors based on net calorific values are used.
EU ETS balance data are compiled according to:
- EU Combined Nomenclature;
- Statistical classification of economic activities Revision 2 (NACE Rev. 2);
- Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units (CATTU).
Contact person on methodology
Environment and Energy Statistics Section