UK emissions dropped by 23% in the last two years

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It emitted 121 million tonnes of CO2 during the same period, new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) revealed.

The UK energy sector slashed emissions by 23% between 2012 and 2014.

It emitted 121 million tonnes of CO2 during the same period, new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) revealed.

The report stated carbon intensity for all fuels in the country, including nuclear and renewables stood at 394CO2/kWh in 2014 from 482CO2/kWh in 2012.

The energy supply sector was the largest contributor to this decrease between 2013 and 2014, the report added.

Since 2013, emissions from power stations decreased by 18%.

It stated: “Low carbon electricity’s share of generation increased from 30% in 2012 to a record 39% in 2014. Renewables’ share of generation increased from 11% in 2012 to 19% in 2014, also a record high.”

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