Spain's emissions drop by 17% in first half of 2009

Carbon emissions in Spain fell dramatically by 17% in the first half of 2009 due to falling industrial output, a collapsing property market and increased renewable power production, according to a report published by economic research body FEDEA on Thursday.

Emissions from the cement sector, which is heavily dependent on domestic construction, fell by 30%. Power sector emissions fell by 14%, partly because of a 6.4% drop in demand. In the transport sector, emissions fell by 5.5% as economic activity declined.

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