UK Proposes Cutting Carbon Emissions By Half

Law360, New York (May 17, 2011, 2:41 PM EDT) -- The United Kingdom on Tuesday proposed a carbon budget for the years 2023 to 2027 that would cut emissions 50 percent below 1990 levels, even as other countries such as the U.S. appear to have deprioritized greenhouse gas reductions.

The budget of 1,950 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent puts the U.K. on course to cut emissions at least 80 percent by 2050, as it is required to do under the Climate Change Act of 2008, according to U.K. officials. However, those cuts would go far...
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