Transport becomes UK’s largest source of greenhouse gases

The UK’s carbon dioxide output has fallen by 5.9%, with transport overtaking the energy industry as the single largest emitting sector

Kilroot Power Station
The closure of Kilroot power station later this year will bring the figures down even further. Photograph: Richard Luney/Flickr

The UK’s greenhouse gas output in 2016 was 5.0% lower than the previous year, according to official figures which show transport overtaking the energy industry as

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