IEA: Global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014

 IEA: Global CO2 emissions stalled in 2014

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014 stalled, the first time in 40 years there was a halt or reduction in greenhouse gas emissions not tied to an economic downturn.
 
Global emissions of CO2 stood at 32.3 billion tonnes in 2014, unchanged from 2013. The IEA attributes the stall in emissions growth to changing patterns of energy consumption in China and OECD countries. China used more renewable energy sources in 2014, such as hydropower, solar and wind, and burned less coal. In OECD economies, more energy efficiency and renewable energy generation are helping to lower GHG emissions.
 
More details will be included in a special report from the IEA that will be released June 15 in London.


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