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    Energy Efficiency in Business

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    2019 greenest year for UK energy 7 January 2020

    Renewable energy up 9% on 2018 but nuclear outages are limiting progress, report warns (via The Guardian)

     
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    By Jillian Ambrose

    Energy produced by the UK’s renewable sector outpaced fossil fuel plants on a record 137 days in 2019 to help the country’s energy system record its greenest year.

    The report by the Carbon Brief website found that renewable energy – from wind, solar, hydro and biomass projects – grew by 9% last year and was the UK’s largest electricity source in March, August, September and December.

    The rise of renewables helped drive generation from coal and gas plants down by 6% from the year before, and 50% lower from the start of the decade. Meanwhile, the number of coal–free days has accelerated from the first 24–hour period in 2017 to 21 days in 2018 and 83 days last year.

    Read more via The Guardian