People looking to make an energy comparison to find green energy prices may be interested to note that the emissions released by the UK were higher in 2010 than in 2009.
Recent figures from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) revealed the country released 495.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) during 2010, compared with 477.8 million tonnes the previous year.
This represents a rise of 3.8 per cent, with CO2 accounting for 84 per cent of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions.
Generally, this was due to a higher CO2 output from the residential sector, up 15.8 per cent, although the energy industry released 3.8 per cent more of this substance.
Energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey said this was a result of the "exceptionally cold weather and greater use of fossil fuels".
However, Greenpeace energy solutions campaigner Louise Hutchins called this "no excuse" and argued the Green Deal should have greater resources and more political ambition to reduce CO2 emissions.
"Ed Davey gets it, now let's see him deliver," she commented.
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