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Estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use - Eurostat

Steel News - Published on Thu, 30 May 2013

Eurostat said that in 2012 carbon dioxide CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 2.1% in the EU27, compared with the previous year1, after a fall of 4.1% in 2011. C02 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EL greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities2, while various EU energy efficiency initiatives aim to reduce emissions of C02 and other greenhouse gases.

Currently, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, publishes for the first time early estimates of C02 emissions from energy use for 2012. These early estimates are released only 5 months after the end of the reference year by using monthly energy statistics.

CO2 emissions fell in twenty-three Member States in 2012
In 2012, the Member State with the highest level of C02 emissions in absolute terms was Gennany (728 million tons), followed by the United Kingdom (472 million tonne), Italy (366 million tonne), France (332 million tonne), Poland (297 million tonne) and Spain (258 million tonne).

However, these 6 Member States accounted together for more than 70% of total EU27 C02 emissions in 2012.

Eurostat added that from 2011 to 2012 C02 emissions decreased in nearly all Member States, except Malta (+6.3%), the United Kingdom (+3.9%), Lithuania (+1.7%) and Germany (+0.9%). The largest decreases were recorded in Belgium and Finland (both -11.8%), Sweden (-10.1%), Denmark (-9.4%), Cyprus (-8.5%), Bulgaria (-6.9%), Slovakia (-6.5%), the Czech Republic (-5.2%), Italy and Poland (both -5.1 %).

20112012Change
EU273 489 8683 417 382-2.1
Belgium37 47285 939-11.8
Bulgaria51 41047 881-6.9
Czech Republic10513199 646-5.2
Denmark42 96138 908-9.4
Get many721 656728 0650.9
Estonia16 66618 590-0.5
Ireland\"36 60536132-1.3
Greece90 35890189-0.2
Spain261 523257 760-1.4
France335 009332 295-0.8
Italy385 365365 688-5.1
Cyprus6 9196 332-8.5
Latvia6 5636 376-2.8
Lithuania11 38711 5771.7
Luxembourg10 45210 272-1.7
Hungary44 88043175-3.8
Malta\"2 5582 7206.3
Netherlands162 796157115-3.5
Austria64 33881 354-4.8
Poland312 645296 817-5.1
Portugal46 21744 3884
Romania78 50674 9544.5
Slovenia15 36514 979-2.5
Slovakia32 89730 758-6.5
Finland53 24846 970-11.8
Sweden41 13436 974-10.1
United Kingdom453 785471 5303.9


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Source - Strategic Research Institute

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Posted By : admin on Thu, 30 May 2013
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