The UK is the best placed large country in the race to switch from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy sources, says the World Economic Forum (WEF). A study of 115 nations ranked the UK as eighth in its preparedness for the energy transition, and the only G7 nation in the top 10 of the WEF’s index. However, the UK’s success is being undermined by the largest greenhouse gas emitters – including the US, China, India and Russia – whose progress on energy transition has stalled. Despite the climate pact signed in Paris three years ago, the world’s energy systems have become less affordable and are no more environmentally sustainable than they were five years ago, warned the WEF.
Telegraph 25th March 2019 read more »