Scotland outperforming rest of UK in cutting emissions

The SNP has highlighted research from the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe), which concluded that Scotland is outperforming the rest of the UK in reducing carbon emissions.

In an emailed press release on 24 March, the SNP said that Scotland’s total emissions reduced by 35% between 2008 and 2016, compared with a 27% reduction across the UK for the same period.

The decarbonisation of the Scotland electricity sector, reductions in emissions from waste and the closure of the Longannet power station in March 2016 were cited as major factors.

The SNP also highlighted the upcoming debate on the Scottish government’s Climate Change Bill.

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