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Green energy sets new record in the UK

UK electricity consumers are using less power despite economic growth, while the proportion of renewable energy set a new record in 2018, a new analysis shows.

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The UK's transition toward renewable energy sources reached a new record level in 2018, while fossil-based electricity generation set a new record low, reports Financial Times based on a new analysis from British climate and energy news blog Carbon Brief.

The UK has reduced its CO2 emissions by 43 percent since 1990 through a combination of cleaner energy and a lower aggregate electricity demand. Even so, the UK is not currently able to live up to its CO2 reduction targets, particularly due to the heavily polluting transportation sector.

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