UK hits new carbon low

uk-energy-infrastrucutre-closures_499x255The United Kingdom’s carbon emissions have fallen to their lowest level since the 1920s. Coal consumption in 2015 fell 22% from 2014, and led to a 4% decrease in GHG emissions. Renewable energy produced 25% of the UK’s electricity in 2015. This trend is expected to continue in 2016, as four coal plants closed in March. The Cameron government has pledged to shutter all of the UK’s coal plants by 2025.  For more detailed analysis, read the Carbon Brief.