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The percentage of electricity that is generated domestically from low-carbon sources.

United Kingdom: 51.1% low-carbon power

Low-carbon power ranking: 60

51.1% of the electricity in United Kingdom is generated from low-carbon energy sources. This is based on data compiled by {{ source }} for the year {{ YEARS.getYear() }}. The primary low-carbon power source is Wind. Average emissions from electricity in United Kingdom is 246.3 to 304.8 gCO2eq / kWh. Where do our emissions numbers come from?

Significant changes of low-carbon power in United Kingdom

Years Change Main cause
2008 → 2013 19.3 → 33.6% Decrease of Total
1980 → 1993 13.5 → 28.3% Increase of Nuclear

Low-carbon power in United Kingdom

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Power sources in United Kingdom

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Electrification of energy in United Kingdom


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