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CO2 Emissions at their lowest since 1894

A recent study has shown the amount of coal Great Britain currently uses has fallen dramatically with carbon dioxide emissions 'at their lowest since the 19th century'.

Carbon Dioxide emissions across Great Britain fell to 381 million tons the lowest since 1894 and 36% lower than when climate change targets were set 17 years ago in 1990.

2016 saw Greenhouse gases fall circa 6% and fossil fuel usage dropped by 52% due to the use of coal for electricity being halved and the demand falling due to cheaper gas alternatives, an increase in carbon taxes and easier access to renewable sources.

However, emissions from gases were up 12.5% and emissions from oil rose by 1.6% respectively.

Written by Nick Dereka, Head of Digital, Prime People Plc.