The transition to a cleaner energy system continued apace last year, according to new provisional data from the government suggesting renewables output surged last year, as energy efficiency gains continued and fossil fuel energy generation slipped. As a result, low carbon power generation accounted for over half of the grid mix for the first time. Overall energy production fell for the first time in five years through 2019, the latest statistics suggest, slipping 0.6 per cent to 192.2 million tonnes of oil equivalent. The decrease is the first since 2014, following four years of consecutive growth.
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