Despite good progress, 100 per cent low-carbon energy is still a long way off for the UK

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SSE's Hadyard wind farm in Scotland | Credit: SSE
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SSE's Hadyard wind farm in Scotland | Credit: SSE

The UK has made huge progress in decarbonising its energy mix, but the hard work has just begun, according to Durham University's Andrew Crossland and Jon Gluyas

In the past ten years the UK's electricity mix has changed dramatically. Coal's contribution has dropped from 40 per cent to six per cent. Wind, solar power and hydroelectric plants now generate more electricity...

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