The UK has come in 5th position in a ranking of the drop in emissions seen across Europe since the start of national COVID-19 lockdowns. The data – which comes from Wärtsilä’s Energy Transition Lab – covers Europe’s ten largest economies, with emissions on average falling by 7% in the past year. The UK secured the fifth spot in the ranking with a reduction of -7.6%, although it lagged behind Austria (-28.8%), Spain (-24.1%), the Netherlands (-17.9%%) and Italy (-7.8%) according to new data from Wärtsilä. UK energy emissions fell by -7.6% as a result of a 5.4% drop in total load and a 42.2% reduction in coal generation.
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