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Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming

The expansion of electrical grid connections has increased use of SF6 / GETTY IMAGES
The expansion of electrical grid connections has increased use of SF6 / GETTY IMAGES
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It's the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned.

Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents.

But leaks of the little-known gas in the UK and the rest of the EU in 2017 were the equivalent of putting an extra 1.3 million cars on the road.

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