Low carbon electricity generation reaches record high

Nuclear and renewable sources made up half of the UK’s electricity generation between July and September 2016, while demand for coal plummeted to a new low, data published today by the government shows. 

Statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) revealed that low-carbon share of electricity generation increased from 45% in the third quarter of 2015 to more than 50% in the same period this year. BEIS said this was a record high.

The share of electricity produced by renewable sources reached 25% between July and September 2016, up from 23.6% in the third quarter of 2015. Offshore and ...

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