Division energy and environment comprises two major accounting systems that provide information about Austria’s use of resources amongst other topics. Energy statistics yield information about energy flows from primary energy supply to final energy consumption, and about the useful energy obtained from it, while environment statistics depict the other material flows, e.g. supply and use of mineral materials and biomass, within the Austrian economy. Besides these physical accounts, environment statistics also include monetary accounts, for instance environmental protection expenditure accounts or eco-taxes.
The results are consolidated with data from the National Accounts (contribution to gross domestic product (GDP), production value, employed persons). The effects of emissions (air, water, waste) to the environment caused by material and energy inputs can then be opposed to the costs for environmental protection (environmental protection expenditure, eco-taxes) in order to obtain information about the environmental impact caused by individual economic branches. All data in this area is aligned to the international OECD and EUROSTAT standards and is thus internationally comparable.
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