German industry’s ETS emissions fall by over 3 percent
The German Environment Agency (UBA) says greenhouse gas emissions from the industries (excluding aviation) that take part in the European emissions trading system (ETS) fell by 3.4 percent last year – a steeper decline than Germany achieved in its overall emissions. Across the EU, ETS emissions rose by between 0.6 and 1.0 percent, primarily due to economic growth. The German economy also grew, but a 2.1 percent increase in industrial emissions was more than offset by a 5.4 percent reduction in emissions from the country’s energy sector, the UBA says.
Read the press release in English here.
See the CLEW article Energy sector drives slight drop in German emissions in 2017 for more information.