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A Low Carbon Economic Strategy for Scotland: Scotland - A Low Carbon Society

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Low Carbon Economic Indicators for Scotland.

The tables below show give an indication of the impact that moving to a low carbon economy is having on GVA, carbon productivity and energy productivity in Scotland.

Low Carbon Economy - GVA & Emissions

Low Carbon Economy - GVA & Emissions

Emissions have fallen by around 20% from 1990 to 2008. GVA increased by around 45% over the same period.

Low Carbon Economy - Carbon Productivity

Low Carbon Economy - Carbon Productivity

Carbon productivity has risen by almost 90% between 1990 and 2008. Successful delivery of the reduced emissions target would see it improve by a further 50%-75% depending on the growth rate of the economy.

Low Carbon Economy - Energy Productivity

Low Carbon Economy - Energy Productivity

Energy productivity in Scotland had been rising prior to the recent recession and would be expected to continue to rise as the economy recovers.