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Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

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‘disused welsh coal mining tower, wheels at top drive lift for deep underground mining trucks and mining’ Credit: redmal/iStock/Getty Images

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, after a record 52% drop in coal use

March 6, 2017 — The reduction would leave UK CO2 emissions some 36% below 1990 levels. The huge fall in CO2 from coal use in 2016 was partially offset by increased emissions from oil (up 1.6%) and gas (up 12.5%). Continue reading Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use