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EU carbon dioxide emissions declined last year

6:14 AM MDT | June 13, 2014 | —Michael Ravenscroft

Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion by the 28 member states of the European Union decreased by 2.5% in 2013 compared with 2012, according to Eurostat (Luxembourg). Emissions declined in 2012 by 1.6% compared with 2011. Atmospheric emissions of CO2 account for about 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions, Eurostat says. In 2013, CO2 emissions fell in 22 EU member states and increased in 6. The member states with the highest estimated level of CO2 emissions in absolute terms in 2013 were Germany, at 760 million m.t.; the United Kingdom...

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