EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Declined 2.5% in 2011

By Bob Petz, Ecology Today:

A mild winter and growth in the renewable energy sector contributed to a 2.5 % reduction in the European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions for 2011, even as the EU’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased, according to the most recent estimates from the European Environmental Agency (EEA).

The greatest reduction came from the 15 member states committed to the Kyoto Protocol (EU-15), which showed a 3.5 % decline in emissions from 2010 to 2011.

The new figures mean that EU emissions during 2011 were more than 17% below the 1990 level, while the EU-15 came in approximately 14% below the Kyoto base-year level… Read more


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