Greenpeace Report on Reducing CO2

The environmental group Greenpeace released a report Wednesday showing how the Nordic region can reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, while at the same time phasing-out nuclear power.

Danish energy researcher Klaus Illum has spent five years on the study, which used a computer simulation of the energy systems in the Nordic countries.

Greenpeace says it demonstrates how carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 67 percent by 2030, using current technology, at no extra cost than today, and without nuclear energy or imports of fossil fuels.

The key, the environmental group says, is more effective energy use and conservation, and viewing the five countries as a single market.

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