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 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 among top countries tackling climate change

The UK is a significant contibutor to reducting carbon intenstiy, with the second largest decline among 20 nations. It posted a 6% fall between 2014 and 2015, a new report from PricewaterhouseCooper reveals. That means the nation reduced its overall carbon intensity at an average rate of 3.5% annually, the annual Low Carbon Economy Index states. The report […]

UK races up carbon savings league table

The UK has shot up to second place in a league table of how G20 nations are improving their carbon emissions’ efficiency. It was third from bottom in PwC’s Low Carbon Economy Index in 2012. The list looks at nations’ change in rate of carbon intensity which is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for […]

Ed Davey: Gas will be used as ‘back up’

The Government claims gas-fired power plants will only be used as a “back up” or fitted with CCS technology after 2030. The comment follows an open letter from the Climate Change Committee today warning the Government about its gas investment plans. It suggested the Government should set a carbon intensity target and get rid of […]