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Households and industry responsible for half of EU greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels

Households and industry in the EU each cause approximately a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The two sectors were largely responsible for the emissions increase in 2010, together leading to an additional 90 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent compared to 2009.

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Hans Bruyninckx selected as new EEA Executive Director to take office 1 June 2013

Belgian Professor Hans Bruyninckx has been selected by the EEA Management Board as the EEA Executive Director to take office from 1 June 2013. A formal offer of appointment will be made after all procedures have been finalised.

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EEA land cover data to be used in mobile phone maps

Data on land use provided by the European Environment Agency (EEA) is soon to be included in electronic maps used for navigation in mobile phones and other devices.

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Most car manufacturers on track to meet 2012 CO2 targets

In 2011, average CO2 vehicle emissions for most carmakers were below target levels estimated for 2012. This was the situation for 47 carmakers, responsible for 95% of the new cars registered in the EU in 2011, according to the latest European Environment Agency (EEA) analysis.

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Europe using less ozone-damaging chemicals

Europe has made significant progress in phasing out chemicals which damage the ozone layer, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers production and use of more than 200 chemicals which damage the planet’s ozone layer, which are controlled by the Montreal Protocol and EU legislation.

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