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Dutch greenhouse gas emission increases for first time in 7 years

(Xinhua)

10:09, August 23, 2011

THE HAGUE, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- In 2010, the emission of greenhouse gases increased for the first time in seven years in the Netherlands, the Dutch Government Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reported on Monday.

In 2010 the emissions were six percent higher than the year before, which is the result of cold winter in 2010 and of the improving economy. The emissions were only one percent below the level of 1990, the year when agreements were made for the Kyoto protocol.

According to the protocol, the Netherlands needs to decrease its greenhouse gas emissions with six percent in the period between 2008 and 2012.

In 2005 the emissions were under the base year of 1990 for the first time.

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