EU energy related CO2 emissions ‘slightly increased’ in 2015

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion in the EU have “slightly increased”. They picked up by 0.7% in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to Eurostat which has published […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion in the EU have “slightly increased”.

They picked up by 0.7% in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to Eurostat which has published the information on early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use for last year.

It added Slovakia, Portugal and Hungary are the countries with the highest increases picking up by 9.5%, 8.6% and 6.7% respectively.

The countries which registered large reductions are Malta with a decrease of 26.9% followed by Estonia and Denmark whose emissions fell by 16% and 9.9%.

In the UK, energy-related emissions fell by 2.9% bringing its share of total carbon emissions in the EU to 12.5% during the same period.