07 Nov '11, 5am

Terrifying report from PwC suggests global carbon intensity is rising again:

Global emissions output is now outpacing economic growth, meaning that the world's carbon intensity has increased for the first time since 2000. A PwC report to be published today will say that while carbon emissions fell along with the recession-inspired dip in industrial output the trend was reversed in 2010. FURTHER READING 'Monster' 2010 greenhouse gas rise is largest ever China banks on tighter emissions standards and CCS to cut emissions Last year, global GDP increased 5.1 per cent but emissions grew 5.8 per cent, resulting in a 0.6 per cent rise in carbon intensity, the figure that reflects the level of emissions per unit pf production. The combination of strong growth in the emerging economies of China, Brazil and South Korea, unusually cold winters in the northern hemisphere, a drop in the price of coal relative to gas, and a slowdown in renewable energy deploymen...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2122864/global-carbo...

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