Tuesday 27 January 2015

Greener power mix for the UK

Greener power mix for the UK

In 2014 renewable sources of energy rose, while coal generation fell.

The levels of generation from renewable plants were up at 16.9%. This is a 2.7% increase on the previous year a new report found.

Coal fired power generation fell by 23%. Meanwhile there was a 9% year-on-year drop in the levels of nuclear output, as a result of long term outages at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear plants.

This rise of renewables and the reduced levels of coal-fired generation, meant that carbon emissions were down 12% on the previous year at 112 mega tonnes (Mt) according to the report.

The latest figures come from the ‘GB Electricity Market Summary’ report by energy data analyst EnAppSys.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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