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Emissions rise on higher oil and gas use

Carbon emissions from advanced economies are set to rise in 2018 for the first time in five years, partly as a result of rising oil and gas use, according to the IEA Carbon emissions from advanced economies are set to rise in 2018 for the first time in five years, partly as a result of rising oil and gas use, according to the IEA.
By Andreas Walstad 5 December 2018 0 33559
Gas consumption in OECD Europe
Coal consumption in OECD Europe

Higher oil and gas consumption more than offset declining coal use in wealthy countries in 2018, resulting in a 0.5% year-on-year increase in carbon dioxide emissions from the EU, North America and advanced economies in Asia, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said this week. The annual increase in emissions comes after a five-year decline. 

GDP growth in OECD Europe

The growth in emissions is...