The UK’s domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions underwent a 3.6% year-on-year fall in 2019 – during which time renewable energy rose to a record 36.9% share of electricity generation. That is according to the latest UK energy statistics and provisional GHG emissions figures, published today (26 March) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The GHG emissions figures report accounts for all emissions generated within the UK’s borders. It states that emissions from territorial sources in 2019 stood at 435.2MtCO2e – 3.6% less than in 2018 and 45.2% less than in 1990. As expected, the majority of the reductions on both a year-on-year and longer-term basis can be attributed to decarbonisation of the UK’s power sector.
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The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2019 after a record year for renewable energy, according to government figures. The provisional data, published by the government on Thursday, revealed a 3.6% fall in greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2018 and almost 28% from 2010. Kwasi Kwarteng, the energy minister, said the figures show “the extraordinary progress the UK has made in tackling climate change”. “With record-breaking levels of renewable electricity on the grid we are well placed to build on these efforts in the months and years ahead, while continuing to support the economy through the coronavirus outbreak,” he said.
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