News Digest Item
18 Jun 2018

Emission of highly potent greenhouse gas falls in Germany in 2017

Federal Statistical Office of Germany

Approximately 976 tonnes of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) were emitted in Germany in 2017, a roughly 15-percent decline (equivalent to 166 tonnes) from the previous year, the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Destatis) says in a press release. SF6 is the most powerful known greenhouse gas – 22,800 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The gas is mainly emitted during the manufacture of heavy equipment and production processes in the electronics industry.

Read the press release in German here.

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