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Renewable Energy Dominates UK’s Electricity Mix, Accounting for Over 40%

Renewable Energy Achieves Historic Milestone in the UK, Accounting for Over 40% of Electricity Generation

According to a report, renewable energy initiatives have contributed to over 40% of the United Kingdom’s electricity supply, achieving the lowest carbon emissions for a quarter on record, with only 143 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour.

The latest Drax Electric Insights report reveals that renewable energy has reached a significant milestone in the UK, representing more than 40% of the nation’s electricity generation. This remarkable growth has led to a record low carbon intensity of just 143 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour.

The report also points to a 5% decrease in electricity demand compared to the previous year, attributed in part to favourable weather conditions and persistently high energy prices.

Furthermore, the findings emphasise a surge in solar panel sales, with projections indicating that the capacity installed in 2023 will surpass the combined capacity of the past six years.

Additionally, the report discusses the declining use of fossil fuels, particularly in natural gas power production, which has seen a 33% decrease compared to the same period last year. Coal’s contribution has dwindled to less than 1%, marking its lowest point in over a century.

 

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