13 Jul '12, 8am

UK ranked most energy efficient of world's largest economies

It lacks the glitz or glamour of the Olympics but the UK won a race that really does matter on Thursday, taking the gold in energy efficiency. A report launched in Washington by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy on Thursday ranked the UK first among the world's 12 largest economies for reducing pollution in industry, transport, and buildings. FURTHER READING Don Valley leads UK CCS charge for €1.5bn EU funds Government ducks decision on new airport capacity Medal power house America was humbled, dragged down to ninth place because of its long-running love affair with gas-guzzling cars. The US was beaten by Germany and Italy, who occupied second and third place respectively, and even China, which is currently the world's biggest carbon polluter. China shared sixth place with the EU and Australia. Canada and Russia brought up the rear in 11th and 12th plac...

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