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Aviation and shipping growth will undo EU efforts to reduce transport emissions, finds CE Delft study

13/12/2016
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Growth in emissions from air and sea transport will undo EU efforts to reduce those from land transport by 2030 and threaten European climate commitments, concludes campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) following a report it commissioned from consultants CE Delft. Under binding annual greenhouse gas emission targets for sectors not covered by the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), land transport – cars, vans, trucks, trains and barges – is expected to consume 43 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe) less energy per year in 2030 than it did in 2010. Yet ships and planes in Europe will consume 19 Mtoe more annually in 2030 than they did 20 years earlier, finds CE Delft. Aviation’s share of total EU transport fossil fuel demand is expected to rise from 13% in 2010 to 16% in 2030, while shipping increases from 11% to 14%. [...]

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