13 Jun '18, 4pm

Scotland has halved its greenhouse gas emissions since a 1990 baseline

Scotland has halved its greenhouse gas emissions since a 1990 baseline

The Scottish government has announced that the nation has, for the third year in a row, met its statutory annual climate target. Scotland has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 49% against a 1990 baseline until 2016, figures released by the government on 12 June revealed. The nation set the 2016 Climate Change Act target to emit less than 44.9 MtCO2e in 2016 – Scotland emitted 38.6MtCO2e. The country is set to meet its goal of reducing carbon by 42% by 2020, according to the figures. SEE ALSO: Elgin Energy to build Scotland’s largest solar farm Scotland aims to cut emissions by 90% by 2050 Crown Estate Scotland unveils plan to attract offshore wind projects Read the latest issue of Energy Digital here “These statistics are hugely encouraging and show we have almost halved the greenhouse gases emitted in Scotland - underlining our role as an international leader in the...

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