UK power sys­tem praised

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Lev­els of car­bon pol­lu­tion from Bri­tain’s elec­tric­ity gen­er­a­tion have al­most halved in just a few years, mak­ing the UK’s power sys­tem one of the world’s clean­est, a re­port said.

Emis­sions as­so­ci­ated with each unit of elec­tric­ity pro­duced fell 47% be­tween 2012 and 2016 as coal was re­placed by more gas and re­new­ables, the Elec­tric In­sights study by Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don for power com­pany Drax said.

It meant Bri­tain moved 13 places up the league ta­ble of 33 large power-con­sum­ing coun­tries to sev­enth.

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