Wrexham has been named the UK city with the second highest CO2 emissions per 10,000 people, according to research from Utility Bidder. 

Data has suggested that the UK produced over 400 million tonnes of CO2 in 2021, which was a 6.3% increase on the previous year - this has seen a national push for people to begin reducing their carbon footprint. 

With this in mind new research has named Wrexham amongst the UK cities emitting the most CO2 per 10,000 people. The city features in second place, emitting roughly 60.2kt of CO2 per 10,000 people. 

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The energy company, Utility Bladder has carried out research to reveal the UK cities with the highest CO2 emissions, as well as those with the highest emissions per 10,000 residents, the sectors producing the most CO2 emissions and the UK cities where residents can be named the most eco-conscious.

You can view the full research here.

According to the data Wrexham was named the UK city with the second highest CO2 emissions per population following Newport. 

The data found that Wrexham is preceded by Doncaster, Lichfield, St Albans, Winchester, Stirling, Lancaster, Wakefield and Peterborough. 

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The data also indicated which cities were found the be the most 'eco-consious' by looking at data from the last year to see how much each city uses Google to search for questions such as ‘how to reduce air pollution?’ and ‘how can I make my home more energy efficient?’.

Research indicated that Wrexham also maintained the second highest place as the most eco-conscious city with 402 per 100,000 residents. 

Wrexham was not named on the list of cities with the highest CO2 emissions rates which saw London, Birmingham and Leeds taking the top spots.