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Early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use - In 2017, CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have increased compared with 2016

Brussels, 4 May 2018

Eurostat estimates that in 2017 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 1.8% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities.

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STAT/18/3668


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