Egypt’s emissions produced by consuming petroleum and natural gas products decreased from 210 million tons in fiscal year (FY) 2016/17 to 206,8 in  FY 2017/18, with a decrease ratio of 1.5%, said a press statement by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

Marking the World Environment Day, celebrated on September 16 each year, the CAPMAS added that the consumption rate of oil and natural gas products also decreased from 79,3 million ton in FY 2016/17 to 79,1 million ton in FY 2017/18, with a decreasing percentage reaching 0.26%.

Meanwhile, the amount of electrical energy produced from environmentally friendly sources such as winds and solar energy reached 2780 GW/h in FY 2016/17, compared to 2225,5 GW/h in FY 2015/16. The increasing consumption of such sources reached approximately 24.9%.