New World Record For Emissions Targets

In a classic case of ‘whatever you can do, I can do better,’ Scotland has announced the world’s most ambitious greenhouse gas targets — the home of Braveheart, kilts, and haggis plans to cut its emissions by a staggering 42% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. That outdoes the previous record, set by Germany which had promised a 40% reduction. Overall, the European Union has set a 20% cut by 2020, while the U.S. Congress is still bartering over a 17% cut over the same period — but based on 2005 levels.

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