CO2 Rise Forcing Energy Strategy Rethink in UK

UK Department of the Enviroment studying new measures to control carbon dioxide emissions including greater investment in renewable energy and carbon taxes.

Published: 01-Apr-2005

Carbon dioxide emissions are rising rapidly in the UK, forcing the government to consider a range of new measures to keep its pledge to combat climate change.

Figures from the Department of Trade and Industry yesterday show that rather than falling as planned, carbon dioxide emissions have risen rapidly - by 2.2% in 2003 and 1.5% in 2004.

With the last Labour manifesto pledging to cut emissions on 1990 levels by 20% by 2010, the government has realised that drastic action is required to tackle the problem.

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