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30 Jul 2009 11:07:07

UK witnesses a fall in CO2 emissions from power generation

UK witnesses a fall in CO2 emissions from power generation
A reduced demand for fossil fuels saw carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by the UK energy industry fall by two percent in 2008.

That is one of the headline findings of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2009, which was released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change today.

The digest noted that there was a one percent fall in prime energy consumption last year, which coupled with significant shift from coal to gas, led to the reduction in CO2 emissions.

Electricity generated from renewable energy sources accounted for 5.5 percent of total electricity generation, up from 4.9 percent in 2007.

Installed electrical generating capacity from renewable sources jumped by 19 percent in 2008, which the digest claimed was largely due to 49 percent and 38 percent increases in offshore and onshore wind capacity respectively.

The domestic sector was the largest electricity consumer last year, using up 117.8 terawatt hours (TWh), ahead of the industrial sector, which consumed 113.6TWh.



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