BRITAIN is the only country in the European Union that is not on course to meet its targets on the reduction of greenhouse gases, according to a report from the European Environment Agency.

The UK's emissions of greenhouse gases rose by 0.4 per cent in 1999-2000, mainly due to an expansion in power generation from fossil fuels, especially coal. Under the Kyoto convention, Britain is expected to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 12.5 per cent by 2008-2012.

The UK has until recently been on target to meet this figure but is ...

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