The UK is at growing risk of missing legally binding climate targets after the pace of decarbonisation slowed last year, new analysis has concluded. The warnings, which compound others from a raft of industry groups and energy watchdogs, come despite “every conceivable” renewable energy record, with the exception of those relating to hydro generation, falling last year. Those findings are published within the latest Drax Electric Insights report, published today in conjunction with Imperial College London, which reveals that last year’s average carbon intensity stood at 217g/kWh. The UK has a legally binding commitment to reduce grid carbon intensity to an average of 100g/kWh by 2030, a figure which would require a 6% drop each year over the next decade.
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