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Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion set record in 2011

November 23rd, 2012 by International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion reached a record level in 2011. At 34 billion metric tons (2010: about 33.2 billion metric tons), more carbon dioxide from fossil energy carriers was emitted into the atmosphere than ever before, according to International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR), a German renewable energy institute in […]

North Sea crude oil extraction falls in 2011 to lowest level in 30 years

September 8th, 2012 by International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies

According to a study by the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR), a renewable energy institute in Muenster, Germany, the amount of crude oil drilled from the North Sea dropped to 124.7 million tonnes in 2011. This is a 12% decline from 2010 when 140 million tonnes of crude oil was extracted, and represents […]