Spain shamed over greenhouse gas emissions

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5 May 2005, MADRID — Spain is the industrialised country which is farthest from achieving the goals of the Kyoto Treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to two studies.

5 May 2005

MADRID — Spain is the industrialised country which is farthest from achieving the goals of the Kyoto Treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to two studies.

They reported that emissions last year were about 46 percent above levels in 1990.

During the first quarter of 2005, the reports added, emissions rose to levels 50 percent higher than in 1990, according to studies by the Workers Commission (CC OO), labour unions and by the environment group World Watch.

The findings mean that Spain is the industrialised country in which greenhouse emissions have risen the most among the 'old 15' EU countries.

Jose Santamarta, of World Wat, said: "According to the statistics from the ministry of industry, the rise in 2004 was in reality 46 percent.

"Frankly, the situation is going badly."

He said the production of hydroelectricity was 23 percent lower than in 2003 and hence gas and carbon based power was used more. 

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news
 

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