Record cut in Scotland’s carbon emissions

Carbon emissions were cut by a record 12 million tonnes in Scotland last year thanks to the renewable electricity industry.

UK government figures showed 11.9 million tonnes of CO2 was displaced in 2013, up 14% on the previous year.

The Committee on Climate Change, which advises the UK government, said Scotland was making good progress.

Industry body Scottish Renewables described the figures as a “milestone achievement.”

Joss Blamire, a senior policy manager at Scottish Renewables, added: “This means that not only are renewables now the number one source of electricity in Scotland, but we have achieved this milestone while preventing a record amount of harmful carbon emissions from being released into our atmosphere.

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Source: BBC News