Further rise in Norwegian greenhouse gases
Norway's greenhouse gas emissions rose 1% last year, to reach 11% above 1990 levels, the national statistics office (SSB) reports. Carbon dioxide (CO2) from oil and gas production and road traffic accounted for most of the rise, which SSB estimates will continue until 2010 without "new regulatory instruments". Separately, SSB notes that emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) - which must be reduced by 30% by 2010 under the Gothenburg protocol - were stable; but emissions of volatile organic compounds except methane (NMVOCs) fell by 11%. See press releases on greenhouse gases, NOx and NMVOCs.
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