UK emissions 3% less than 2014

The UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the second quarter of the year was 3.3% less than the same period last year. According to DECC, GHG emissions accounted for 520.1 […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the second quarter of the year was 3.3% less than the same period last year.

According to DECC, GHG emissions accounted for 520.1 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) equivalent.

That’s a decrease of more than 17 million tonnes of CO2 compared to the second quarter of 2014.

It added the drop in emissions was due to “greater” electricity generation from renewables which helped reduce coal consumption for energy production.

The UK has a target to reduce its emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.