Roads

Biggest carbon emitters

The need to reduce CO2 emissions from the transport sector is made clear when you look at the scale of the carbon impact of some recently proposed roads from Local Authorities and from central government.

Detailed models of these schemes show that if just these 10 roads were built, there'd be hundreds of thousands of extra tonnes of CO2 pumped into the air every year.

10 biggest carbon emittors

1. A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton
120,000 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

2. M25, widening from junction 16 to J23
68,170 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

3. M62, junctions 25 to 27
36,450 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

4. Norwich Northern Distributor Route
25,000 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

5. A46, Newark - Widmerpool
20,079 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

6. A421 Bedford to M1, junction 13
18,693 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

7. A1 Dishforth to Barton
16,064 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

8. M1, widening from junction 6A to 10
16,000 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

9. A2 Bean to Cobham Widening Phase 2
12,675 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

10. M25, widening from junctions 27 to 30
6,543 extra tonnes of CO2 a year

Last updated: 26 August 2011
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