Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cornwall

Transport emissions over an 11 year period remain stubbornly high both in Cornwall and nationally. It is the second largest contributor to Greenhouse Gases nationally (first in Cornwall) and the main contributor to air and noise pollution[1].    Source: national statistics at Gov.uk See also Environmental Protection UK website

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The majority of UK’s gas emissions now come from transport

National

Transport emissions have bucked the trend both locally and nationally. In 2015, The number of cars on England’s roads rose by almost 600,000.

Public transport is a low-carbon way to travel, but the cost is discouraging people from using it. Fares keep rising in real terms and in the UK are about 20% above the European average.

Cornwall is characterised by isolated rural communities serviced by a poor, and expensive bus network

Cornwall Year 2016 (latest data)

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