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03 Feb 2010 03:02:12

Govt leading on international low carbon targets

Govt leading on international low carbon targets
The government announced yesterday that the total amount of emissions dropped between 2007 and 2008.

Energy and climate change minister Joan Ruddock said that the figures reflected the UK's commitment to the Copenhagen Accord and the Kyoto treaty.

Transport was one of the most successful sectors in cutting emissions – having made reductions of three percent over the past three years, according to the department for energy and climate change report.

Energy suppliers managed to shrink their carbon footprint by the same amount. Both sectors were narrowly beaten by business, which cut emissions by 3.2 percent.

Ms Ruddock said: "UK emissions are now 19.4 percent below 1990 levels without emissions trading or 22 percent including emissions trading. The UK is demonstrating the kind of year-on-year reductions that set an example in the world community.

"We are determined to strengthen and sustain the momentum behind the low-carbon transition in the UK, supporting investment in low carbon technology, creating green jobs and providing a healthier future for everyone."

It is thought that the overall decrease is down to switching from coal to natural gas for electricity generation.

In addition, industry and the road transport sector has substantially lowered fossil fuel consumption, which has resulted in lower emissions.



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