Lowest CO2 since 1888

A couple of weeks ago we had the story of school pupils going on “strike” over climate change. Today, it’s confirmed that U.K. CO2 emissions have fallen for the sixth year in a row, to the lowest level since 1888.

This is thanks not least to really successful policy choices made under David Cameron that incentivised the roll-out and development of offshore wind. Wind energy is now cheaper than any form of fossil fuel energy.

Since the Rio Climate Summit in 1992, the U.K. has grown our economy the most of any G7 country, while also cutting our CO2 emissions the most deeply. This is a huge cross-party policy success, and one that we should celebrate.