UK greenhouse gas emission statistics

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published the final UK greenhouse gas emissions national statistics for 1990 – 2017. Overall, UK greenhouse gas emissions are estimated to have decreased 3% from 2016 owing to a decrease in the use of coal for electricity generation. This marks a 42% drop from 1990. The report finds that transport was the largest emitting sector of the UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2017, accounting for 27% of emissions. Furthermore, there was no change in emissions in the transport sector from 2016 – 17 and only a 2% decrease during the period 1990 – 2017.

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