EU ETS: data shows continued growth in aviation emissions

CO2 output from sectors covered by the EU ETS fell by 3.5% in 2018 compared to 2017, but emissions from aviation kept growing and those from lignite remain “stubbornly high”

Carbon pollution from sectors covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (energy, heavy industry and aviation) fell by 3.5% in 2018 compared to 2017, but emissions from aviation kept growing and lignite emissions remain “stubbornly high,” official figures have shown.

CO2 emissions from the aviation sector have increased 5% year-on-year and by 26% since 2012, according to an analysis by UK-based energy think-tank Sandbag of 2018 preliminary emissions data released by the European Commission on Monday.

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