Carbon emissions in Scotland fell by 9.9% in 2011

The Scottish Government’s climate change advisers, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have published their report on Scottish progress towards meeting emissions targets. To quote from the report:

β€œThe report finds that emissions in Scotland fell by 9.9% in 2011 – the latest year for which data is available. Despite a reduction in emissions, Scotland narrowly missed the legislated annual target of 53.4 MtCO2e by around 0.8 MtCO2e. This is as a result of recent improvements to the method of calculating estimated emissions (Scottish greenhouse gas inventory) which resulted in an addition of 1.2 MtCO2e to 2011 emissions.

Good progress has been made in a number of key sectors. However, further action will be required, in terms of policy development and implementation, to meet the targets set by the Scottish government.”

Here is a link to the CCC report:

http://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/reducing-emissions-in-scotland-2014-progress-report/

Here is a critical press release from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland :

http://bit.ly/1oZ3lLa

Here is an article on the BBC website, including a quote from Stop Climate Chaos:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26724181