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Global carbon dioxide emissions reached all-time high in 2011

July 26th, 2012 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 3% in 2011, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonne. In China, the world’s most populous country, average emissions of CO2 increased by 9% to 7.2 tonnes per capita. China is now within the range of 6 to […]

European and worldwide analysis of 15 low-carbon energy technologies

March 8th, 2012 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

The “2011 Technology Map“, a new edition of the Strategic Energy Technologies review, has been published by the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The review provides a European and worldwide analysis of 15 low-carbon energy technologies, energy efficiency in industry, energy performance of buildings and electricity storage in the power […]

Steep increase in global CO2 emissions despite reductions by industrialised countries with binding Kyoto targets

September 23rd, 2011 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 45 % between 1990 and 2010, and reached an all-time high of 33 billion tonnes in 2010. Increased energy efficiency, nuclear energy and the growing contribution of renewable energy are not compensating for the globally increasing demand for power […]

Photovoltaics among fastest growing industries in the world

September 9th, 2011 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

The tenth edition of the JRC PV Status Report indicates that in 2010, the photovoltaic (PV) industry production more than doubled and reached a world-wide production volume of 23.5 gigawatt (GW) of photovoltaic modules. Since 1990, photovoltaic module production has increased more than 500-fold from 46 megawatts (MW) to 23.5 GW in 2010, which makes […]

Reducing emissions from shipping: European Commission’s Joint Research Centre sets out options

December 21st, 2010 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

Maritime transport causes about four percent of global man-made CO2 emissions which makes its carbon footprint approximately as high as Germany’s. There is no regulation of international maritime transport emissions yet, but this is currently under discussion in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In […]