14 May '18, 10am

European Renewables Are Up. So Are Carbon Emissions

European Union carbon emissions grew 1.8 percent in 2017 despite a 25 percent increase in wind power and 6 percent growth in solar, figures show. The European statistics body Eurostat this month reported that carbon dioxide emissions rose last year in a majority of EU member states. The best-performing countries were Finland, which cut emissions by 5.9 percent, and Denmark, which posted a 5.8 percent fall. Germany, which is by far Europe’s largest polluter, accounting for 23 percent of emissions, also managed to improve its performance. But only just. Germany posted a 0.2 percent improvement on 2016 levels of carbon dioxide. The EU’s second-largest emitter, the U.K., also managed to cut its carbon dioxide output, by a respectable 3.2 percent. But Italy and France both posted a 3.2 percent rise, increasing their share of emissions to 10.7 percent and 10 percent respectively...

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