aA
Eurostat estimates that in 2018 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion significantly decreased by 2.5% in the European Union (EU), compared with the previous year. CO2 emissions are a major contributor
to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions. They are influenced by factors such as climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport and industrial activities.
Išmetamosios dujos
Išmetamosios dujos
© Stopkadras/DELFI.TV

It should also be noted that imports and exports of energy products have an impact on CO2 emissions in the country where fossil fuels are burned: for example if coal is imported this leads to an increase in emissions, while if electricity is imported, it has no direct effect on emissions in the importing country, as these would be reported in the exporting country where it is produced.

This information on early estimates of CO2 emissions from energy use for 2018 is published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.



According to Eurostat estimates, CO2 emissions fell in 2018 in a majority of EU Member States, with the highest decrease being recorded in Portugal (-9.0%), followed by Bulgaria (-8.1%), Ireland (-6.8%), Germany (-5.4%), the Netherlands (-4.6%) and Croatia (-4.3%).



Increases were registered in eight Member States: Latvia (+8.5%), ahead of Malta (+6.7%), Estonia (+4.5%), Luxembourg (+3.7%), Poland (+3.5%), Slovakia (+2.4%), Finland (+1.9%) and Lithuania (+0.6%).

Lithuania was responsible for 0.4 % share of EU total CO2 emissions in 2018.

DELFI EN
It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from DELFI.

Reconstruction of Palanga Airport: main works to begin in September

The European Commission (EC) has approved a public support measure for Palanga Airport in Lithuania...

LiTak-Tak plans to bring EUR 140 mln arbitration claim against Lithuania

The Ukrainian owners of Lithuania's air defense systems developer and producer LiTak-Tak has submitted...

At-risk-of-poverty rate falls during pandemic

The at-risk-of-poverty rate in Lithuania decreased during the pandemic, but not in all population...

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for certain professions comes into force (2)

Mandatory testing for COVID-19 is coming into force in Lithuania on Monday as the country battles to...

Economy minister to visit Kazakhstan in early September

Economy and Innovation Minister Ausrine Armonaite is planning to travel to Kazakhstan in early...

Top news

Border guards allowed to use mental and physical force against migrants (2)

A document signed by Lithuanian Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite on Monday evening authorized border...

Tens of irregular migrants detained and turned back at border overnight

Lithuanian border officials last night detained tens of irregular migrants at the border and turned...

394 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 394 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already...

Migrants crisis: unrest starts at Rudninku training ground (1)

After the heavy rain on Monday night, illegal migrants that are placed at Rudninkų training ground...

Reconstruction of Palanga Airport: main works to begin in September

The European Commission (EC) has approved a public support measure for Palanga Airport in Lithuania...