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Decarbonisation of the UK’s energy system

New data released this week from the Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shows that despite the majority of the UK’s energy system still being powered by fossil fuels the level is reducing and at no point since the introduction of commercial electricity and gas has the use of fossil fuels been this low.

The Scottish Government on our Renewable Future

This week Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse spoke to the Press and Journal of the challenges the government and country faces producing long term clean reliable energy sources.

The Scottish Government Draft Energy Strategy

The week the Scottish Government launched the draft Scottish Energy Strategy and commenced a consultation period for the plans lasting until May this year. Within the document the plans for Scotland’s heat, electricity, and transport energy sources to be in place by 2030.

Wind Energy’s Positive Impact On Our Environment

The positive effect that wind turbines in the UK have had on our carbon emissions is greater than originally thought according the University of Edinburgh’s analysis of the National Grid latest figures. Although it has been known for some time that wind power has played a substantial part in cutting the UK’s carbon emissions by preventing the manufacture of 35 million tonnes of greenhouse gases from 2008 to 2014 the overall effect is now known to be greater.

 

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