Monday, July 08, 2013

EU CO2 emissions, the lowest level since 1990

Monday, July 08, 2013
London-in its 2013-inventory report the European Environment Agency (EEA) found that emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) decreased by 3.3 per cent in the EU in the year 2011 (last available data), leads to the lowest emissions since 1990.

The total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU in 2011 were 18.4 per cent below the level of 1990, according to the report. Britain, France and Germany represented nearly two-thirds of the reduction, while the largest increases from BUL-Garia, Romania and Spain came.

2011 Emissions drop was largely on a milder winter in comparison to 2010, led to a lower demand for heating, EEA Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade said. "Nevertheless," said "The EU clear progress towards its targets makes."

But she warned "gave a higher CO2-intensive fuels such as coal, while the [hydro] production and gas consumption reduced. Europe is to achieve the transition to a low-carbon society, needs sustained investment in technology and innovation."

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