Greener power mix for the UK

In 2014 renewable sources of energy rose, while coal generation fell. The levels of generation from renewable plants were up at 16.9%. This is a 2.7% increase on the previous […]

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By Taryn Nixon

In 2014 renewable sources of energy rose, while coal generation fell.

The levels of generation from renewable plants were up at 16.9%. This is a 2.7% increase on the previous year a new report found.

Coal fired power generation fell by 23%. Meanwhile there was a 9% year-on-year drop in the levels of nuclear output, as a result of long term outages at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool nuclear plants.

This rise of renewables and the reduced levels of coal-fired generation, meant that carbon emissions were down 12% on the previous year at 112 mega tonnes (Mt) according to the report.

The latest figures come from the ‘GB Electricity Market Summary’ report by energy data analyst EnAppSys.