Decreasing of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU has come thanks to improvements in energy efficiency and an increase of renewable power sources. The largest emission cuts were recorded in the energy sector.
Image: Shutterstock The EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions fell by 0.4% in 2016, That’s according to new statistics from the European Environment Agency (EEA), which suggest the decrease was largely due to less coal generation being used to produce heat and power across the region. The EEA said this happened despite greenhouse gas emissions from the road transport sector rising for the third consecutive year and cold weather driving increased consumption across the residential and commercial sectors. The organisation’s report shows from 1990 to 2016, the introduction of new policies, economic factors and generally milder winters saw the EU […]