THE EUROPEAN Environment Agency has claimed that energy use is still rising in the European Union, mainly because of increasing transport consumption and has alleged that the EU's greenhouse gas emissions could return to their 1990 levels by the year 2010 unless Brussels and Member States take firm action; this would include promoting renewable energy, said the EEA.

The report came as the EU ratified the Kyoto Protocol and also as the European Commission released figures showing that the EU has met its commitment under the treaty to ...

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