01 Dec '11, 12pm

Carbon Plan reveals UK will 'significantly exceed' emissions targets via @businessgreen

The government has set out a wide-ranging package of measures today designed to ensure that the UK cuts its greenhouse gas emissions in half by the middle of the next decade. The long-awaited Carbon Plan confirms that UK emissions have fallen 25 per cent below 1990 levels for the first time, and reveals that a quarter of electricity is now generated from low carbon nuclear and renewable sources. FURTHER READING Treasury touts energy efficiency focus of £250m polluter support package Carbon Plan - at a glance It also predicts that the green policies the government already has in place will see the economy "significantly exceed" the 34 per cent target set for 2020 under the Climate Change Act. Numerous studies have attributed a dip in emissions during 2009 to recession-curtailed output, but the government insists that significant cuts will be made regardless of any drop in i...

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