Analysis: EU’s CO2 emissions fall 5% in three months after post-Covid surge

The EU’s emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from energy use have fallen by 5% over the past three months compared with the same period in 2021, new analysis by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) for Carbon Brief shows.

The analysis is based on a new near-real-time emissions tracker developed by CREA. It shows the recent fall in emissions has brought to an end a 16-month surge that began in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The tracker draws on real-time data from the EU electricity and gas transparency platforms, as well as on monthly Eurostat data on oil consumption. It shows demand for fossil fuels is falling due to high prices and strong wind and solar output, contrary to fears of a resurgence due to the energy crisis.

Continue reading the full analysis on Carbon Brief.