France among the less polluter in the world

21/06/2010 09:07 Renewable

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With an annual amount of 9 tons of CO2 emissions per inhabitant, France has lower CO2 emissions than other most developed countries, due to the dominance of non-releasing gas emissions generating power sources: nuclear (77%) and hydroelectricity (12%).

According to the INSEE 2010 report, France, with a population of 1% of the world, produces 1,3 % of the global greenhouse gas emissions, being among the seven less polluters in the world. Meanwhile, Germany releases 2,6% of the worldwide greenhouse gas emissions, the U.K. contribute with a share of 1,7%, while the U.S and China contribute with 18,5% each.

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