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UK enjoyed ‘greenest year ever’

The government spokesman said: “The UK is a world leader in clean growth”

The BBC reported today that “UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation’s electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.”

Some of the highlights from the BBC report:

Britain has halved carbon emissions in the electricity sector since 2012 to provide the fourth cleanest power system in Europe and seventh worldwide.

In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power generated more UK power than gas and coal combined.

The government is committed to phasing out unabated coal by 2025 as part of efforts to cut the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions in line with legal obligations.

 

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