Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions – BBC News

Posted by Bridget Ryan, May 12, 2017

A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.

Coal use fell by a record 52% in 2016 on the previous year in the face of cheap gas, higher domestic carbon prices, renewables and other factors.

The drop was partially offset by increased emissions from oil and gas.

The results are based on analysis of government figures by the website Carbon Brief.

Source: Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions – BBC News

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