UK total emissions fall by 1.9%
Total UK emissions fell in 2008 according to figures published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
This was 1.9% lower than the 2007 figure of 640.5m tonnes, with the fall largely down to cuts of 7.3% (1.3 MtCO2e) from industrial processes.
However, the residential sector saw an increase in emissions of 3.1% equal to 2.5 MtCO2e.
UK minister for energy and climate change, Joan Ruddock, said: "Today's greenhouse gas emissions statistics are encouraging and show a continued decline in greenhouse gas emissions of nearly 2% during 2008.
"The UK is demonstrating the kind of year-on-year reductions that set an example in the world community.
"We are determined to strengthen and sustain the momentum behind the low-carbon transition in the UK, supporting investment in low carbon technology, creating green jobs and providing a healthier future for everyone."
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