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Emissions trading: 2014 data shows emissions reduction

EU News 141/2015

Brussels, 18 May 2015

Emissions of greenhouse gases from installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have decreased by about 4.5% last year, according to the information recorded in the Union Registry.


2014 emissions decrease
The EU ETS covers more than 11 000 power plants and manufacturing installations in the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, as well as emissions from airlines flying between European airports.

Verified emissions of greenhouse gases from stationary installations amounted to 1,812 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent in 2014. These emissions were about 4.5% below the 2013 level.

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File Photo: Participation of Miguel Arias Cañete, Member of the EC, at the G7 Energy Ministerial Meeting, 11-12/05/2015, Hamburg Date: 11/05/2015 Reference: P-028078/00-02 Location: Hamburg (C)EU, 2015 URL