UK’s CO2 emissions fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2018, the longest series of continuous reductions on record.
The estimated 1.5% reduction was once again driven by falling coal use, down 16% compared to a year earlier, whereas oil and gas use were largely unchanged. However, there are signs the recent run of reductions could be coming to an end, with 2018 seeing the smallest fall in the six-year series.
This is the lowest since 1888, outside three years of economic collapse during strikes by coal miners and other workers in 1893, 1921 and 1926.
Still, since 1990, the UK has cut its emissions faster than any other major economy in the world, even as its GDP has continued to grow.
Way to go England!
Source: Carbon Brief