Guernsey ‘is going to look like a dirty place’
Thursday 21st February 2013, 8:30AM GMT.
GUERNSEY’S greenhouse gas emissions have been rising, according to latest figures.
And Guernsey Climate Action Network chairman Nick Day has warned that not enough is being done to control the island’s increasing carbon footprint.
The Guernsey Annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin revealed that 392.2 kilotons of carbon dioxide was released in 2011 – a 0.5% rise. Power generation was the third largest producer, making up 17% of the emissions.
The report recognised that power station emissions had fallen by 75% since the French cable link came online in 2001, but that on-island generation was still a problem.
Deputy chief environmental health officer Tobin Cook, pictured, said categories and methodology was used to work out the figures, rather than air quality testing and that meeting the Kyoto targets was an ongoing process.