Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament

In this report, ‘Reducing UK emissions – 2018 Progress Report to Parliament’, the Committee sets out four key messages to Government to put emissions reductions on track, based on the lessons of the last decade.

Overall, UK emissions are down 43% compared to the 1990 baseline while the economy has grown significantly over the same period. However most of this is down to excellent progress in reducing emissions from electricity generation, while reductions in other sectors have stalled.

The committee’s four key messages to Government:

  1. Support the simple, low-cost options
  2. Commit to effective regulation and strict enforcement
  3. End the chopping and changing of policy
  4. Act now to keep long-term options open


Technical annexes

Chapter 5 Annex – Growth in Van Demand (Pdf)

Chapter 6 Annex – The Smart Agriculture Inventory (Pdf)

Supporting charts and data

Charts and data for Executive Summary (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 1 – Economy-wide progress (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 2 – Power (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 3 – Buildings (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 4 – Industry (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 5 – Transport with Annex (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 6 – Agriculture, land use, land-use change and forestry (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 7 – Waste (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 8 – F-gases (Excel)

Charts and data for Chapter 9 – Devolved administrations (Excel)

Supporting research

Analysis of alternative UK heat decarbonisation pathways (Imperial)



This infographic highlights the impressive emissions reduction in the power sector, and how other sectors are lagging behind.


This infographic highlights our four messages to Government. A higher resolution version can be downloaded here.