CO2 emissions hit new low

The UK's emissions of carbon dioxide fell to their lowest level for many decades last year, according to a provisional estimate given in a parliamentary answer by junior Environment Minister Angela Eagle in April.1

The figures in the table show the UK's emissions of CO2 calculated in accordance with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's guidelines. Pre-1990 data were calculated on a different basis, but it is almost certain that last year's emissions were below the previous low recorded during the miners' strike in 1984.

The figures sho

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