December 2013

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Global slowdown in annual CO2 emissions

Research published by the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) indicates that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by only 1.1% in 2012, yielding a slowdown in annual ..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Research published by the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) indicates that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by only 1.1% in 2012, yielding a slowdown in annual global CO2 emissions, at 34.5 billion tons in 2012. EDGAR said that the past decade saw an average annual CO2 emissions increase of 2.7%, but, in 2012, the actual increase was only 1.4%. EDGAR is a joint project of the European Commission Joint Research Center and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. A comparison of regional CO2 emission trends revealed large differences in underlying sources, which complicates the evaluation of the robustness of observed trends. The top six emittin

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