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UK low-carbon electricity generation stalled in 2019

Wednesday, 08 January 2020

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An analysis by UK firm Carbon Brief has suggested the amount of electricity generated by low-carbon sources (which includes non-renewable nuclear) in the UK stalled for 2019.

Carbon Brief’s analysis was based on figures from BM Reports and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and showed that the output from low-carbon sources had barely increased compared to the previous year, from 175 to 176 TWh.

Much of the slowdown was attributed to the unavailability of nuclear power stations (Hunterson, Dungeness) due to plant outages, which more than offset gains from offshore windfarms commissioned i...

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