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Emissions Decline in the EU...

1:59 PM MDT | August 8, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dropped 0.8% in the European Union (EU) in 2005, compared with 2004, according to preliminary findings by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Brussels). It is the first emissions reduction in the region since 1990 and follows two years of rising emissions. Most of the 2005 reduction was achieved by cutting emissions of gases other than carbon dioxide, EEA says. “The drop in emissions, while positive, must be viewed in context,” says Jacqueline McGlade, executive director at EEA. “It represents a decrease...

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