Total energy consumption in the EU-27 grew at an average annual rate of 0.4 % over the period from 1990 to 2008, while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in constant prices grew at an average annual rate of 2.1 % during the same period. As a result, total energy intensity in the EU-27 fell at an average rate of 1.6 % per year.
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Illegal trade in tropical timber contributes to forest destruction. Many hardware suppliers are now selling timber that has been certified as legal and sustainable. Next time you shop for wood-products, check for labels such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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