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The UK is ranked worst of the top five Western European economies for green spending. Image: David Dickson (geograph).

New Greenpeace analysis has revealed that the UK takes last place in the top five Western European economies on green investments.

Canadian campaign group Greenpeace analysed the International Energy Agency (IEA) government energy spending tracker that looks at 2020-2023 and found that the UK spends less on green endeavours than Germany, Italy, Spain and France.

The country also comes out worst when looking at per-capita green energy spending, and it ranks worst for total spending on low carbon and efficient transport out of those countries, even though transport is the UK’s largest emitting sector for greenhouse gas emissions.