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UK: Government 'going backwards' on climate change as emissions rise in 97 % of local authorities in 2010

The government has been accused of "going backwards" with its carbon reduction ambitions, after new figures revealed emissions rose in 97 per cent of local authorities in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland in 2010. Statistics published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) yesterday showed increases in 394 of 406 councils between 2009 to 2010, a reversing of the trend experienced between 2008 and 2009 when only four local authorities saw emissions grow. FURTHER READING Updated: Treasury told to park cars and invest in public transport Report: Consumers back smart meters... once they know what they are Every single local authority experienced an increase in domestic emissions between 2009 and 2010, the complete opposite of 2008 to 2009 when CO2 from homes decreased across the board. Domestic end-user emissions soared above three tonnes per person in 10 per...

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