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EU power sector emissions fall by 4%

Greenhouse gas emissions from the European power sector fell by 4% in 2016 compared with the previous year, with emissions from coal-fired power plants dropping by 11% Greenhouse gas emissions from the European power sector fell by 4% in 2016 compared with the previous year, with emissions from coal-fired power plants dropping by 11%.
By Andreas Walstad 12 April 2017 0 25460

Greenhouse gas emissions from the European power sector fell by 4% in 2016 compared with the previous year, with emissions from coal-fired power plants dropping by 11%, green thinktank Sandbag said in a recent report.

Almost half the fall in coal emissions was from the UK, which saw a 58% decline year on year, Sandbag said, citing preliminary data from the European Commission. Big emission reductions from coal plants were also recorded in Spain, Greece and Italy. The...