Spain's greenhouse gas emissions last year rose 1.5% to 35% over the 1990 baseline, according to a report by the national trade union confederation. This further widens the gap with Spain's commitment under the Kyoto protocol to increase emissions by no more than 15%. The government's recently published ten-year energy plan came under particular attack (EED 15/09/02). Quoting estimates that it may boost Spain's carbon dioxide emissions to 65% over 1990 levels, the report's author José Santamarta said its "inherent contradiction" demonstrated the government's lack of commitment to Kyoto. See report.
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