Pandemic recovery pushes UK emissions up 4.7 per cent in 2021

Michael Holder
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Transport remains the UK's biggest emitting sector of the economy
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Transport remains the UK's biggest emitting sector of the economy

Provisional figures show UK greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again, after Covid-driven disruption to the economy

UK greenhouse gas emissions rose 4.7 per cent last year as the economy recovered following the tumult of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest provisional data from government that underscored...

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