UK greenhouse gases plummet almost nine per cent during Covid-hit 2020

Michael Holder
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The empty M20 Motorway in Kent during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020
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The empty M20 Motorway in Kent during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020

But green groups warn without drastic action emissions could creep back up again this year after freak 2020

UK greenhouse gas emissions fell 8.9 per cent during 2020 amid the unprecedented disruption to the economy wrought by the coronavirus crisis, the latest official provisional data has shown. Almost exactly...

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