26 Feb '15, 12pm

UK low carbon energy share climbs, as energy use keeps falling

UK low carbon energy share climbs, as energy use keeps falling

The long-running trends that have seen UK energy consumption fall and the share of power provided from low carbon sources climb continued last year, according to new government data. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today released its December 2014 energy statistics that provide a provisional assessment of energy trends during last year. FURTHER READING Six things we learned from the Contract for Difference awards Contract for Difference Auction - the reaction The statistics show that primary energy consumption on a fuel input basis slumped by seven per cent, and still fell by 3.1 per cent when the fact it was the hottest year on record is taken into consideration. The reduction in energy use was achieved as the economic recovery continued and GDP grew 2.6 per cent, meaning that energy consumption per unit of economic output is likely to have fallen by ar...

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