Shipper MSC in top 10 list of EU carbon polluters

The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) overtook Ryanair in the top 10 rankings of the EU’s biggest carbon dioxide emitters in 2019. Data compiled by Transport & Environment (T&E) showed MSC emitted an estimated 10.72 million tonnes of CO₂ in 2019, ranking it seventh in the EU, rising above Ryanair at No. 8, which produced an estimated 10.53 million tonnes.

Both MSC and Ryanair still emit less CO₂ than the biggest coal-fired power plants in the top 10 list. Six German plants and two Polish plants make up the rest of the list, with Poland’s Belchatow power station the biggest polluter.

Source: Reuters, 3 July 2020

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