Green energy sets new record in the UK

UK electricity consumers are using less power despite economic growth, while the proportion of renewable energy set a new record in 2018, a new analysis shows.

Photo: Alstom

The UK's transition toward renewable energy sources reached a new record level in 2018, while fossil-based electricity generation set a new record low, reports Financial Times based on a new analysis from British climate and energy news blog Carbon Brief.

The UK has reduced its CO2 emissions by 43 percent since 1990 through a combination of cleaner energy and a lower aggregate electricity demand. Even so, the UK is not currently able to live up to its CO2 reduction targets, particularly due to the heavily polluting transportation sector.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from EnergyWatch

GE implements 3D printing for making component molds

Developing the world's largest 3D printer will enable the OEM to make molds for nacelle components of up to 9.5 meters in diameter and weighing more than 60 tonnes by means of additive manufacturing. Initial testing is set to begin in early 2022.

Further reading

Related articles

Trial banner

Latest News

See all jobs