Ryanair enters EU top emitters list

Ryanair enters EU top emitters list
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  • calendar-gray 02 April 2019

Ryanair became one of Europe's 10 biggest polluters last year, a first for a company that doesn't run coal-fired power plants, European Commission's figures show, ONAreports citing Euronews.

The data compiled by the Brussels-based Transport & Environment (T&E) research group shows that Ryanair emitted an estimated 9.9 megatonnes of CO2 in 2018, making the low-cost airline the bloc's 10th biggest polluter.

Power plants — seven of which are German — make up the rest of the top 10. The biggest emitter was found to be Poland's Belchatow power station — the world's second largest fossil-fuel power plant.

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