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Europe can stabilise carbon dioxide emissions by 2000

There is optimism within the energy community that the EU pledge to stabilise carbon dioxide emissions by 2000 can be met, according to the recently released 1998 Annual Energy Review of the European Commission. Directorate General XVII. The special issue includes a CD-ROM con...
There is optimism within the energy community that the EU pledge to stabilise carbon dioxide emissions by 2000 can be met, according to the recently released 1998 Annual Energy Review of the European Commission. Directorate General XVII. The special issue includes a CD-ROM containing information about global energy balances and indicators for 127 countries in the world.

The review reports that the links between energy and other economic activities, such as energy intensity, seem to be changing. According to the report, improvements in industrial energy intensity have begun to show signs of slowing down after two decades of continuous improvement. It also reports that transport energy intensity seems to be stabilising for the first time, and that priority will be given to developing energy-efficiency programmes in the new Framework.

Topics covered in the review include:

- Primary energy consumption;
- Increasing energy demands in the transport and tertiary domestic sector;
- Gas becoming the more favoured fuel mix;
- The strengthened role of electricity;
- Increased contribution of OECD countries to world energy production.

Source: European Commission, Directorate General XVII

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