08 Feb '18, 1pm

Renewables push low carbon sources to almost 55 per cent of UK power mix

The UK's renewables sector continued to perform strongly during the third quarter of last year, according to new official data that shows how increased capacity and availability helped push its share of the electricity mix to 30 per cent. The performance marks a 4.6 percentage point increase on the same period in 2016 and reprents a record for the third quarter of the year, buoyed in part by a 2.2 per cent drop in generation across the UK's electricity sector as a whole. Related articles Renewables push low carbon sources to almost 55 per cent of UK power mix Greenhouse gases: UK emissions fall five per cent, but progress on transport stuck in slow lane Coal phase out continues: Eggborough to close after losing out in capacity market auction UK energy industry: Alignment with EU on energy trade and climate policy is crucial UN hails fresh push to mobilise global green inve...

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