UK given carbon emissions warning


The UK is not on track to hit its climate change targets through the 2020s, government advisers have warned, reports the BBC.

The Committee on Climate Change said carbon emissions rose in 2012 by 3.5%.

After the figures were adjusted for the cold weather and a greater use of coal to make electricity, emissions fell – but by 1% compared with the 3% target.

Their report also warned the Green Deal scheme, designed to incentivise people to insulate their homes, appeared to have had the opposite effect.

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