Brussels orders Madrid to reduce CO2 emmissions

26th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

26 February 2007, BRUSSELS - The European Commission ordered Spain on Monday to undertake a more ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gases.

26 February 2007

BRUSSELS - The European Commission ordered Spain on Monday to undertake a more ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gases.

Between 2008-2012, Brussels asked Madrid to cut emmissions of CO2 by 0.42 million tonnes more - or about 16 percent more than currently planned for in the Spanish National Emmissions Plan.

The agreement was made in November last year, but will now be implemented among Spanish industry. 

The EC wants to push ahead with plans to meet targets in line with the Kyoto agreement on greenhouse emmissions.

Brussels examined the plans of 12 industrialised countries to reduce CO2.

They include Germany, Britain, Greece, Latvia, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Slovakia, Switzerland, Holland and Belgium.

With the excemption of the UK, Brussels ordered all others to cut their emmissions by about 7 percent more to complete promises made under Kyoto Accord.

Spain had proposed reducing CO2 emmissions between 2005-07 from 182 billion to 152bn tonnes.

But Brussels said this was not going far enough.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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