Downward blip in Norwegian air accounts

A survey of green accounts in Norway has found that in 2003 greenhouse gas emissions and acidification precursors increased more than value added "for the first time in a number of years", the national statistics office (SSB) reported on Wednesday. Higher natural gas production, increased use of light fuel oils and rising emissions from road transportation and coastal shipping were largely to blame, the agency said in a statement. One bright spot was emissions of ozone precursors, which continued to fall both absolutely and relative to value added. See SSB press release (in English).

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