“Neurath”, “Black pump”, “Boxberg”, As in some of the German coal-fired power plants, which are landed in the year 2018, the Top Ten largest CO2 polluter in the European Union hot. A total of seven of the ten largest carbon dioxide-Skidding come from Germany. It is striking that it is brown coal-fired power plants, as data from the EU Commission on emissions trading.

number one on the list, however, goes to Poland: to the brown coal power plant in Bełchatów in the South of the city of Łódź. Alone from this power plant in 2018, approximately 38.3 million tonnes of CO2 have been expelled – two percent more than the year before. The German top rider, the coal-fired power plant “Neurath” with an output of around 32.2 million tonnes and an increase of eight percent. Places three to seven go all German coal-fired power plants.

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New in the Top Ten, the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, with CO2 emissions of ten million tons last year, an increase of seven percent. Ryanair is the first and only company that has managed so far in such a top position, and not a coal-fired power plant. Lufthansa is according to the EU-data in Germany, the Airline with the highest CO2 emissions. More big carbon dioxide polluter in Europe are Shell, for example, ArcelorMittal or the coal-fired power plant Moorburg in Hamburg.

in Total, the Emissions rose in the air travel: in the year 2018, eight percent compared to the previous year, since 2012, and by 28 percent. However, the reports of the EU Commission on emissions trading also positive developments: the coal emissions fell last nine percent. Since 2012, as much as 40 percent. The brown coal emissions, by contrast, only three percent. But also in the case of CO2 emissions for Oil, Gas and in industry slight declines are reported, as the report shows.

Positive news from Germany: The German total greenhouse gas emissions (apart from CO2, methane, nitrous oxide and some fluorocarbons), in the past year, after four years of Stagnation for the first time, declined again. The decline was 4.2 per cent, as the German Federal environment Agency announced. In comparison to the year 1990 Germany had reduced its emissions by 30.6 percent, the 40 percent reduction target for 2020 remains a distant prospect.

sources: www.sandbag.org.uk, report of the EU Commission

rw / Agency / AFP