Britain’s greenest year yet but new technologies still needed to hit climate targets. New green technologies must be deployed for the UK to meet its climate targets despite renewables generating more power than fossil fuels for the first time, a new report has warned. Independent analysis conducted by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights, via Imperial Consultants, shows the UK will require a range of new green technologies, which complement renewables like wind and solar, as part of its efforts to meet its national climate goals. Whilst power from renewables overtook fossil fuels for the first time in 2020 – and carbon emissions fell by 16 per cent year-on-year, this was in a large part due to reduced demand caused by Covid lockdowns, when gas and coal power stations were turned down.
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