UKs green goals slip as coal-fired power rises

UKs green goals slip as coal-fired power rises

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Climate change analysts said environmental goals slipped as 2021 saw gas and coal-generated power increase while supplies from wind and nuclear sources fell. Researchers on the Carbon Brief website analysed National Grid data and learned electricity generation produced the most carbon since 2013.

The setback follows last year’s record low emissions. It is thought to be driven by extra demand as lockdowns eased.

It also comes just a month after the COP26 summit in Glasgow won near-global agreement on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Carbon Brief said the “carbon intensity” of electricity ‑ emissions per unit ‑ was 529g per kilowatt-hour in 2013.

That fell to 181g last year but rose in the first 11 months of 2021 to 187g.

Another factor driving this year’s dirtier power was low wind speeds reducing the output of turbines.

What is happening where you live? Find out by adding your postcode or visit InYourArea

Source: Read Full Article

Previous post Cardale Jones Says He's Not Retired, Wants To Play In NFL Or XFL
Next post Model with worlds biggest cheeks shows how much face has changed in 3 years
Lifestyle