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Greece must embrace renewable energy to meet Kyoto targets

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Unlike most other EU Member States, Greece was allowed a limited increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Kyoto Protocol (25 per cent by 2012 compared with 1990 levels). However, at current rates of increasing emissions, it is unlikely to keep within this limit. Recent research suggests that measures promoting renewable energy supply (RES) power generation, combined heat and power (CHP) and energy efficiency could help Greece meet its Kyoto target.