Scotland makes good progress in emissions reduction, report suggests

Scotland has made increased investment in renewable forms of electricity and good progress in buying more energy efficient vehicles, according to a new report. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Scotland has made increased investment in renewable forms of electricity and good progress in buying more energy efficient vehicles, according to a new report.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its first progress report today following Scotland’s aim to tackle climate change in reducing emissions by 42% by 2020. The country saw a likely rise in emissions in 2010 due to the cold weather but a 7% reduction in 2009.

David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the CCC said: “Good progress has been made by the Scottish Government in reducing emissions across the economy. Going forward, it will be important for the Scottish Government to continue to support the implementation of policies at both UK and national level to further cut emissions, resulting in climate change and wider economic benefits.”