EU greenhouse gas emissions down nearly a quarter since 1990

Eliminating Europe’s carbon footprint by mid-century is “feasible”, vice president Frans Timmermans said on Monday while announcing a 24% fall in emissions since 1990, but it appears only the coronavirus pandemic has prevented Europe missing its 2020 target for cutting energy use.

by Robert Hodgson
The cooling towers of Ferrybridge C power station are demolished through controlled explosions, northern England, October 2019. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images
The cooling towers of Ferrybridge C power station are demolished through controlled explosions, northern England, October 2019. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

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