ETS emissions decline sharply
Carbon emissions covered by the EU emissions trading system (ETS) fell 4.4% in 2014, according to analysis of verified emissions reports by research company Carbon Market Data (CMD).CDM calculates that ETS carbon emissions in 2014 totalled 1,584 tonnes. It says the 4.4% reduction since 2013 is due to the mild winter in 2014 and the growth in renewables. UK power plants experience
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