UK: CO2 emissions per head mapped
August 25th 2012
Carbon emissions have been mapped for every UK local authority and show that emissions per person rose in 2010 for more than 90% of local authorities, according to new figures released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Between 2009 and 2010, CO2 emissions per capita rose by 0.2 kilotons for the UK as a whole – or an increase of 2.7%. Nominally, total emissions were up by 4.2%. The largest rise was observed in Neath Port Talbot, where emissions climbed from 44.7 Kt to 62.0 Kt per person. By contrast, per capita missions in Redcar and Cleveland dropped by more than half, falling from 50.7 Kt to 21.8 Kt. Emissions from industry and commerce accounted for 43% of the UK total on a per capita basis, followed by domestic emissions (32%) and those resulting from road transport.
Read the full article: The Guardian