Scotland Hits Emissions Target Six Years Early | Leftie Soapbox

Yesterday it was announced that the Scottish government has reached their carbon emission reduction targets six years early. The original targets were set to be achieved in 2020 however the emissions figures released for the year 2014 were lower than those 2020 targets. Through state intervention in the economy, both in the form of investment or regulation, constructive change can take place. This story is positive a positive one but, whilst this achievement shouldn’t be minimised, some other facts need to be considered.

Before moving on to the caveats of this story I want to quickly touch upon the scale of what Scotland has achieved. The baseline for measurements was the 1990 levels of carbon emissions and Scotland’s 2020 target was a reduction of 4…

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