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EU reports lowest recorded GHG emissions in 2012

12:50 PM MDT | June 4, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 1.3 % in 2012, to 19.2% below those in 1990, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The European Union is thus within reach of its 2020 reduction target of 20%, eight years before the deadline. “The EU has demonstrated that there is no conflict between a growing economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” says Hans Bruyninckx, executive director of EEA. “Policies have been at the heart of this success,” he says. “We need to go even further, but...

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