Lowest carbon electricity in UK hits record in 2020: Low carbon electricity generation grew to a record high of 57.5% in the last year.

Bioenergy, wind and solar recorded improved varying between 5% and 20%, this is according to official BEIS figures.

At an equivalant time, gas provided 40.6% of electricity generation and nuclear 19.3% while fossil fuel production fell to an all-time low of 42% in the last three months of the year.

In the last quarter of 2020 evidence suggests that primary energy consumption across the UK on a fuel input basis declined by 11%.

Due to Covid-19 lockdowns there was a noticeable reduction for petroleum consumption as demands for transport fuels fell.

Lowest carbon electricity in UK hits record in 2020

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