Leads generates more CO2 Emissions than London

Residents in London generate 70 times their volume in CO2 emissions every dayLondon is near bottom of the list of cities studies for per person CO2 productionStudy authors say this is likely due to the fact Londoners use public transport 

Leads generates more CO2 Emissions than London

The amount of CO2 emissions produced in the UK have fallen over the decade, but we are each generating more than our own volume per year, a study found.

A team from Utility Bidder crunched the numbers to work out just how much CO2 we individually produce and which areas of the country have the highest levels.

Residents of Leeds top the list in terms of individual CO2 production, with each person generation 106 times their own volume in the greenhouse gas every day.

A team from Utility Bidder crunched the numbers to work out just how much CO2 we individually produce and which areas of the country have the highest levels.

Utility Bidder crunched the latest data from the government on CO2 emissions in a bid to make it easier to understand the impact of carbon emissions. 

We all know we have a duty to protect this planet and future generations by reducing our CO2 emissions – and on the face of it, we’re not doing a bad job. 

The drop in average CO2 emissions came even though the economy grew by a fifth.

Carbon emissions from fossil fuels also dropped by a staggering amount – with coal emissions falling by a whopping 80 per cent since 2010.

Last week chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a £3bn green investment package to ‘Save money; cut carbon; and create jobs’.

But while we’re constantly bombarded with figures showing how we’re faring, it’s hard to visualise what any of this looks like – or means. 

Southampton had the lowest CO2 per person level out of the 20 cities studied by the team

London is relatively low compared to Leeds or Swansea – 93 times each residents volume in CO2 per day – which is surprising, according to the company.

Sunderland, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, Belfast, Northampton, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bristol, Plymouth and Southampton were also included in the analysis. 

The team says  London was likely so low on the list – a similar CO2 per person rate as Southampton or Plymouth – as people are less likely to use cars on a regular basis.

The average Londoner who takes the tube half the time and walks the other half, will have a smaller carbon footprint of someone in a smaller town city without the same public transport networks.

Leeds and Sunderland have no doubt started a good clean-up act, but they’ve historically been centres for steelworks and other heavy industry, responsible for pumping out huge volumes of environmentally damaging gases.  

Originally published at Daily mail

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