Greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall

Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were down in 2006 for the second consecutive year, according to figures published by the government statistics office and environmental planning agency on Wednesday.

Greenhouse gas emissions in 2006 totalled 208 billion kilograms, representing a 3% reduction compared to levels in 1990, the report said.
Under the Kyoto agreement, the Netherlands must decrease emissions by 6% in the period 2008 to 2012 (with 1990 as the starting point).
Most of the reduction was achieved in the industrial and energy sectors. Exhaust fumes from cars have booked a 30% increase compared to 1990 levels.

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