The latest progress report from government climate change advisors shows greenhouse gas emissions increased in Wales by 5% in 2016. The Committee on Climate Change said this was mainly due to a large increase in emissions from power generation. Emissions rose in farming (5%), non-residential buildings (5%), residential buildings (2%) and transport (2%). Environment and clean air groups called for urgent action while ministers said emissions were “volatile” in Wales. In 2016, they only fell in industry (-9%), mostly driven by an 11% drop from Port Talbot steelworks. Emissions in the waste sector were flat. Welsh emissions have risen gradually since 2009 and the committee repeated its warning that a target for a 40% reduction from 1990 levels by 2020 was “very likely to be missed”. So far , emissions have fallen 14% in Wales since 1990.
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