A new report shows that Britain is burning more coal per head than it did in 2011, as the government struggles to cope with the rise in carbon emissions from burning coal.
The new data, released on Wednesday by the Office for National Statistics, is the first of its kind to show coal consumption in the UK rising faster than emissions from carbon dioxide, an important pollutant linked to climate change.
The data shows the coal consumption has risen by 10.5% since the last quarter of the year, with a total of 1,632,700 tonnes of coal being burned.
It’s a big increase from the 1,965,400 tonnes the government said it burned in 2011.
But the data doesn’t paint a very rosy picture of the UK’s future.
The report shows the UK consumes around 1.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per person per year, while the US consumes around 300,000 tonnes.
The UK, meanwhile, consumes about 100,000 metric tons more carbon dioxide per person than the US.
And in many cases the UK has already surpassed the US in CO2 emissions per head.
The government’s goal of reducing the country’s CO2 emission by 40% by 2020 is already proving impossible.
The ONS said the UK burned around 7.5 tonnes of fossil fuels for every 1,000 people, while in the US the figure is around 2.5.
The British government says that it will burn about 40% less coal over the next five years than it currently is.
That means that the government has to spend £5.4 billion ($6.3 billion) to reduce CO2 pollution, and the UK only spent around £3.7 billion ($4.1 billion) in the first six months of the fiscal year.
The biggest obstacle to reducing the UK coal consumption is the rising cost of coal.
CO2, which is also known as carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide, is a pollutant, and increases in COstion have led to the development of more efficient and cleaner power plants, which can be used to lower carbon dioxide emissions.
It also has an impact on the health of people, as CO2 can damage DNA and cause skin cancers.
The latest figures also show that the UK, despite its record-breaking carbon emissions, still has a lot of coal burning going on.
The energy sector has been burning coal for decades, but the rise of renewable power, combined with the low cost of energy and the government’s investment in green technology, have led the sector to become more efficient, with CO2 being used up at a much lower rate than in the past.