Gas power emissions in the spotlight as EU mulls delaying taxonomy decision

Gas has become the largest source of CO2 emissions in the EU’s power sector, a new analysis has revealed, as a leaked document shows the European Commission is considering pushing back a decision on whether to include the fossil fuel in its list of green investments.

by Simon Pickstone
Smoke from a gas-fired power plant in Berlin, February 2021. Gas power overtook lignite as the single largest source of power sector CO2 emissions last year. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Smoke from a gas-fired power plant in Berlin, February 2021. Gas power overtook lignite as the single largest source of power sector CO2 emissions last year. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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