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Global CO2 Emissions Drop In 2009, report states

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Worldwide CO2 emissions dropped by 1.3 percent in 2009, German-based renewable energy institute IWR told Reuters last week.

The institute cited two reasons for the drop in emissions from 2008: the weak status of the global economy  and increased investment in sustainable energy. Global investment in renewable energy rose from $154 billion to $161 billion from 2008, the report states. 

Despite the good news, the future remains an uphill battle.

“The energy-induced CO2 output in China in 2009due to its economic growth has grown to a level now that is as high asthat of the U.S. and Russia combined,” IWR director Norbert Allnoch told Reuters.

Click here to visit the IWR website for more information.

–Will Taylor

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