Action from UK bodies such as energy suppliers could result in Britain reducing emissions by twice the target set by Kyoto for next year, a report has revealed.
Emissions are expected to have been reduced by almost 25 per cent from 1990 levels by 2010, according to the Department for Energy and Climate Change, producing a result substantially better than the 12.5 per cent originally set by the Kyoto agreement, reports Reuters.
The report could be greeted with cautious optimism from environmental groups, as Britain is falling behind its longer-term emission reduction targets.
According to the news agency, climate change minister Joan Roddock said: "We know there is more to be done - we must continue to work urgently to reduce our emissions further and faster."
She added that the results nonetheless show what close collaboration between business, communities and government can achieve together.
Several energy companies have been distancing themselves from investment in offshore wind farms due to the financial pressures of the recession.
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