Recession and World Governments push down emissions

Carbon dioxide emissions are likely to show their biggest fall in 40 years, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The agency has said global C02 emissions will fall by more than 2% during 2009, due to a combination of policies including scrapping older cars, emissions trading and the general slowing in production caused by the recession.

The data is meant to be released as part of the IEA's World Energy Outlook, due out next month.

However, the Financial Times reported yesterday (21 September) from what it claimed was an early copy of the study showing 'significant' cuts in emissions.

The fall in emissions should also be greater than during the recession of the early 1980s, lending weight to the view that Government moves are helping the cuts.

Luke Walsh




Energy efficiency & low-carbon
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