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UK sets annual record for low-carbon growth in G20

UK sets annual record for low-carbon growth in G20


 

The UK has topped the G20 in PwC’s latest Low Carbon Economy Index, with a record 10.9% year-on-year decline in greenhouse gas emissions linked to energy usage. The analysis, published on Monday 12 October, models major economies’ carbon intensity. It describes the UK’s performance as “exceptional”, but cautions that it owes more to “circumstance than policy”, with the closure of coal-fired power stations, strong economic growth, and a warmer winter among the key factors. Jonathan Grant, PwC director of sustainability and climate change, said: “While business should expect and plan for more regulation on carbon emissions, this shows the UK has a head start on other countries. Maintaining the UK’s leadership requires stability not surprises in government policy.”

 

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