Dublin among worst cities in Europe for CO2 emissions

Dublin is one of the most polluted cities in Europe in terms of CO2 emissions, according to a report from the Siemens engineering firm.

Dublin is one of the most polluted cities in Europe in terms of CO2 emissions, according to a report from the Siemens engineering firm.

The company says the Irish capital has a higher level of carbon dioxide emissions per capital than Edinburgh, Copenhagen, London and Munich.

It is warning that this could cost taxpayers' billions of euros via carbon credits if the country fails to meet its targets under the Kyoto treaty.

Siemens says investment in renewable energy will be a key factor in addressing the emissions problem.

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