UK carbon intensity at all time record low

The UK saw its carbon intensity drop to an all time record low this week. According to National Grid Control Room, wind output was high yesterday morning and there was […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK saw its carbon intensity drop to an all time record low this week.

According to National Grid Control Room, wind output was high yesterday morning and there was no coal generation.

The carbon intensity, i.e. the amount of carbon emitted per unit of energy consumed, was 72gCO2/kWh between 12.30am and 1pm yesterday.

The UK’s generation mix at 2pm yesterday was 33.2% gas, 28.3% wind, nuclear at 20.3% and solar 11.1%.

Biomass, imports and storage stood at 3.9%, 2.7% and 2.3% respectively.

The news comes as the grid operator recently revealed this summer was the greenest ever for the UK.

We will be discussing low carbon energy at Energy Live Expo on November 2nd. Last few tickets are available for free for end users.