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Wind energy ready to step up to Europe’s decarbonisation challenge

The European Commission today called for the bloc to aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its new decarbonisation strategy. The EU’s newly-agreed renewable energy and energy efficiency targets put the bloc on track to cut emissions in 2050 by 60% compared to 1990. But that will still not be enough to meet … Continue reading Wind energy ready to step up to Europe’s decarbonisation challenge

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Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement production reached 9.7 gigatons of carbon (GtC) in 2012 and may reach 9.9 GtC in 2013. Coal remains a major driver of CO2 emissions, accounting for 54 percent of the emissions increase in 2012. Fossil fuel combustion, together with deforestation and land use change, has pushed the … Continue reading Record High for Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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