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That’s according to latest figures from Ofgem which reveals 2018 saw the smallest reduction in cutting emissions down from a 3% fall the previous year, since 2012.

Transport continued to be the single largest source of carbon emissions, although emissions fell slightly last year by 3%.
That was partly down to an increase in the number of alternative fuel vehicles, including electric vehicles (EVs), which now account for around 2% of cars on the roads.

The regulator, however, notes greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by more than any other large advanced economy – a total of 42% since 1990 – due to the decarbonisation of electricity generation.

This has been driven by policies, such as the carbon price which penalises coal plants in particular and the huge growth in wind and solar power.

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