Swiss fuel-related CO2 emissions remained stable in 2018

Despite an increase in the use of biofuels and electric vehicles, fuel-related carbon dioxide emissions remained unchanged in 2018 in the country. The stagnation was due to the increase in road traffic.  Owing to a rise in the average number of kilometres Swiss residents travelled last year, as well as growth in higher-emissions passenger vehicles – mainly four-wheel drives – fuel-related CO2 emissions in 2017 were still 3.3% above their 1990 level, the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) reported on Tuesday. Biofuels, which helped temper the increase, represented 3.5% of all fuels used in Switzerland – a 36% increase compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, average CO2 emissions from fuel oil and gas fell by 2.2%. This is mainly due to more efficient buildings and the use of renewable energies, the office said. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Swiss branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said total CO2 emissions had only fallen by 1% last year, showing that ...

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