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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