29 Dec '17, 1pm

2017 was the UK's 'greenest year' for energy

is still booming. There were only two days in 2017 in which wind power generation exceeded that of gas, while renewable power generation overall only beat that of fossil fuels on 23 days in 2017. “The government has focused on reducing coal use which now supplies less than 7 percent of our electricity,” said Dr Andrew Crossland, energy expert at MyGridGB and the Durham Energy Institute, according to the BBC . “However, if we continue to use gas at the rate that we do, then Britain will miss carbon targets and be dangerously exposed to supply and price risks in the international gas markets.” While outside activists and experts continue to push the United Kingdom to do more, the British government is taking it in stride. “The UK is a world leader in clean growth,” said a spokesman for the UK Energy Department, who also stated that the UK is reducing emissions faster than an...

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