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Press Release Recession and renewables cut greenhouse emissions in 2009
Greenhouse gas emissions decreased very sharply in 2009, by 7.1 % in the EU-27 and 6.9 % in the EU-15. These most recent results, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), confirm estimates made by the EEA last year. This decrease was largely the result of the economic recession of 2009, but also sustained strong growth in renewable energy.
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Publication Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2009 and inventory report 2011
This report is the annual submission of the greenhouse gas inventory of the European Union to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. It presents greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2009 for EU-27, EU-15, individual Member States and economic sector.
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Article Reducing speed limits on motorways: how good is it for the environment?
Lower speed limits on motorways are generally associated with road safety. But several European countries are now debating whether they also benefit the environment and, if so, how much. There is no simple way of measuring the environmental benefits of lower speed limits but several factors clearly play a key role.
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Figure Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU-27 by sector in 2008, and changes between 1990 and 2008
The figures shows the total greenhouse (GHG) emissions in the EU-27 by sector and the changes between 1990 and 2008
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Figure Domestic GHG emissions in EU-15 and EU-27 between 1990 and 2008
The figure shows the trends in EU greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990/base year
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Figure Greenhouse gas emissions as tonnes CO2-equivalent per person by country in 2008
The figure show the greenhouse gas emissions as tonnes CO2 - equivalent per person by country
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SOER Message application/vnd.symbian.install Key message 2 — SOER synthesis
Climate change — The EU has reduced its greenhouse gas emission and is on track to meet its Kyoto Protocol commitments. However, global and European cuts in greenhouse gas emissions are far from sufficient to keep average world temperature increases below 2 °C. Greater efforts are needed to mitigate the effects of climate change and put in place adaptation measures to increase Europe's resilience.
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Figure Troff document CO2 emissions from passenger transport (use phase only), EU-27, 2000 and 2005
The figure shows total CO2-emissions (attention: not CO2-equivalents; CH4 and N2O were left out due to data-constraints and insignificance as percentage of total emissions) for different means of transports’ usage-phase in the EU-27. Increasing travel resulted in increased direct emissions of CO2 from 2000 to 2005. Modes of transport with high CO2-intensity are private cars and aviation.
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Indicator Assessment Energy efficiency and specific CO2 emissions (TERM 027) - Assessment published Jan 2011
Specific CO 2 emissions of road transport have decreased since 1995, mainly due to an improvement in the fuel efficiency of passenger car transport. Recent EU Regulation setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars is expected to further reduce CO 2 emissions from light-duty vehicles in view of the 130 g/km and 95 g/km emission targets set for 2015 and 2020 respectively. Specific CO 2 emissions of air transport, although decreasing, are of the same order of magnitude as for road, while rail and maritime shipping remain the most energy efficient modes of passenger transport. Specific energy efficiency of light and heavy duty trucks has improved, but road transport still consumes significantly more energy per tonne-km than rail or ship freight transport.
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Figure Total GHG emissions in EU-15 and EU-27 in Mt CO2-equivalent
Total GHG emissions in EU-15 and EU-27 in Mt CO2-equivalent
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