According to new analysis; 50.2% of Britain’s electricity by low carbon sources between the months of July and September 2016.
Imperial College London and generator DRAX, in collaboration with one another, have just released the first in a series of quarterly research reports. The reports states that Britain now has 25GW solar and wind installed and that carbon emissions from electricity consumption has reached a record low as it fell by a third within a year and 56% over the past four years. In the last 12 months, 3.2GW of new solar and wind farms came online whilst a quarter of Britain’s coal capacity came off the grid.
Andy Koss Drax CEO said: “There is more to do to make Britain truly low carbon. Additional reliable, affordable, clean energy is needed on the system, along with a focus on getting the balance right.”