Thursday, March 27, 2014

UK greenhouse gas emissions fall by 2%

Less coal and gas usage to generate electricity sees a marginal drop in carbon emissions in 2013, figures showCarbon emissions in UK : Drax coal fired power station and Rusholme wind farm
UK greenhouse gas emissions fell by nearly 2% last year, as less coal and gas was burned to generate electricity.
But official figures published on Thursday show that because of increases in 2010 and 2012, the UK's carbon footprint is still roughly the same as it was in 2009 despite government promises to cut emissions.