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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12776

26 August 2021
SECTORAL POLICIES / Energy
Global CO2 emissions from power sector have increased by 5% compared to pre-Covid levels, according to Ember
Brussels, 25/08/2021 (Agence Europe)

After a decline due to the Covid-19 pandemic, global CO2 emissions from the power sector have risen again in the first half of 2021, increasing by 12% compared to the lowest levels observed in the first half of 2020.

They are now 5% above the pre-pandemic levels of the first half of 2019, according to new data published on Wednesday 25 August by the think tank Ember.

This “rebound” in emissions is mainly due to the increase in coal-fired power generation to meet rising global...

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