Rising transport CO2 in the spotlight

Study shows Øresund traffic now emitting more than all power stations, industry, households

A Danish-Swedish research group has found that transport movements in the Øresund region, the densely populated Copenhagen-Malmö area, are now generating more carbon dioxide (CO2) than local power stations, industrial activities and households combined, Berlingske Tidende newspaper reports.

The figures underline the enormous sustainability challenge posed by rising mobility of freight and people. Across the EU, transport is the fastest growing energy consumer; by 1988 road transport alone contributed one-fifth of total CO2 emissions.

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