Output from renewable sources rose to a record high, generating an estimated 33% of the UK total in 2018, Carbon Brief analysis shows. At the same time, the amount of electricity generated in the UK last year fell to its lowest level.
In combination with nuclear, low-carbon sources contributed 53% of UK generation in 2018, with the share from fossil fuels at its lowest ever.
Lower per-capita electricity generation and cleaner supplies have contributed roughly equal shares to the reduction in power sector CO2 emissions since demand peaked in 2005. This has helped to cut UK greenhouse gas emissions overall, even as the economy grows and population rises.
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