The Scottish Government had set its target for 2020 of a 42% reduction in greenhouse gasses compared to 1990 levels; the new figures show that the nation's emissions were 45.8% below 1990 levels in 2014.
Scotland has also set a target to cut emissions by 80% by 2050.
However, according to a BBC article, environmental campaigners have said the loss of heavy industry and warm winters contributed more to the cut in emissions than bold government policy.
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