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HOUSEHOLDS ARE AMONG BIGGEST POLLUTERS

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Domestic heating and car use make private households one of the biggest sources of pollution such as greenhouse gas...
Domestic heating and car use make private households one of the biggest sources of pollution such as greenhouse gases and gases which cause acid rain, according to environmental accounts published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics, interprets The Independent (p17).

Electricity generation makes the biggest contribution to greenhouse gases and acid rain and domestic users are the largest sector of electricity consumers.

The article outlines other information in the accounts, including the cost to industry of cambatting pollution and the expense of depletion of resources such as North Sea Oil.
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