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UK GHG emissions fell as renewables hit a record year

2019 marked the 7th year in a row for reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the UK.

The data shows that GHG emissions fell 3.6% between 2018 and 2019. This reduction is largely attributed to the rise in renewable energy generation. In 2019, 36.9% of the UK’s electricity was generated through renewable energy sources. Furthermore, the last 3 months of the year saw the average generation hit 37.4%, a record level for that time of year.

Building on this, the energy minister stated that due to these record levels of renewable electricity, the reduction in GHG emissions is set to continue over the coming years.

In addition, data during the covid-19 outbreak is showing a reduced demand for electricity. Therefore, GHG emissions are expected reduce even more over the coming months.

If you would like to read the full article and see what RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive said, please head over to the Guardian website here. 


Categories: Sustainability, Electricity, Energy (General)
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