UK carbon emissions down 38 per cent since 1990

Madeleine Cuff
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The UK's electricity mix has been getting steadily greener since 1990
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The UK's electricity mix has been getting steadily greener since 1990

Latest analysis from Carbon Brief suggests UK carbon dioxide emissions peaked in 1973

The UK's carbon emissions have fallen to 38 per cent below 1990 levels, the fastest decline of any developed country in the world. That is according to the latest analysis from Carbon Brief released...

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