site.btaBulgaria Registers Biggest Increase in Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Energy Use in EU, Y/Y - Eurostat
Bulgaria registered the biggest increase (+12%) in carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion (oil and oil products, natural gas, coal and peat) for energy use among the European Union (EU) in 2022, show the latest data from the European statistics agency Eurostat, published on its website on Friday.
A total of 2.4 Gigatons of carbon dioxide were emitted for energy use in EU in 2022, indicating a decrease of 2.8%, compared with the previous year.
Carbon dioxide emissions from territorial energy use decreased in 17 EU countries. The largest decrease was registered in the Netherlands (-12.8%), followed by Luxembourg (-12%), Belgium (-9.7%) and Hungary (-8.6%). Portugal (+9.9%) and Malta (+4.1%) had the highest increase after Bulgaria.
Carbon dioxide emissions from energy use are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 75% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, Eurostat noted.