EU Carbon Emissions

Our Carbon Footprint

Our Carbon Footprint

Eurostat has indicated that in 2013 carbon emissions in the energy sector decreased in 22 EU countries. When compared with emissions from the burning of fossil fuels in 2012, they increased in 2013 in the following countries: Denmark (6.8%), Estonia (44%), Portugal (36%), Germany (2%), France (0.6%), and Poland (0.3%). The greatest decreases in emissions were in: Cyprus (14.7%), Romania (14.6%), Spain (12.6%), Slovenia (12%), Bulgaria and Greece (both 10.2%). Eurostat indicated that the countries with the highest level of emissions, in absolute magnitudes, were: Germany (760M tons), Great Britain (455M tons), France (346M tons), Italy (342M tons), Poland (290M tons), Spain (224M tons), and the Netherlands (162M tons). These seven countries alone made up 77% of all CO2 emissions in 2013. Eurostat reminds us that carbon dioxide emissions are the main contributing factor in global warming. What is more, they constitute 80% of all greenhouse gases in the EU. Eurostat enumerates the factors that have an impact on emissions. These include: climate conditions, economic growth, population level, transport, and industrial activity. The European statistical office indicates that EU initiatives aim to reduce CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases in the coming years

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One comment

  1. juantxomateu · May 17, 2014

    Reblogged this on E C O L O G I S T I C A L.


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