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UK greenhouse gas emissions drop by 2.4 percent

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Official figures show that the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 2.4 percent in 2013, as the nation burned less coal and gas for power.

Emissions from energy supplies were down almost seven percent, and total emissions dropped from 582.2 million tonnes to 568.3 million tonnes between 2012-2013.

Energy secretary Ed Davey said: “These figures show our ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions while growing the economy are working – and show other countries around the world that green growth is achievable and affordable.

“There is no room for complacency – we need to keep working at home to decarbonise the economy and get a global emissions deal in Paris to put the world on a low-carbon path.”