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GHG emissions from the energy industry

GHG emissions from the energy industry in France

Note: electricity and heat production (district heating) includes waste incineration with energy recovery. Only marketed heat is included. Data for 2022 are preliminary estimates.
Source: Secten format - Citepa, 2023

In 2022, electricity generation, which accounted for 50.5% of the energy industry's emissions in France, saw its emissions rise by 13.5%, mainly due to the shift from nuclear to gas-fired generation. Emissions from district heating (16.2% of the sector's emissions) fell by 17.2%, against a backdrop of falling consumption in residential and services buildings (see p. 60).

Between 1990 and 2022, emissions from electricity generation fell by 45.6%, refining by 52.6%, fuel extraction, processing and distribution by 76.4%, and district heating by 18.7%. Conversely, emissions from waste recovery rose by 145.2% over the same period.