Renewables revolution powers UK to top of decarbonisation league table

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Drax's power station in North Yorkshire symbolises the shift in energy sources, having switched from coal to biomass as part of the firm's ambitious decarbonisation strategy
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Drax's power station in North Yorkshire symbolises the shift in energy sources, having switched from coal to biomass as part of the firm's ambitious decarbonisation strategy

New report finds that the UK has decarbonised its electricity system twice as fast any another major economy

The UK has halved the carbon intensity of its electricity system over the past decade, decarbonising twice as fast as any other major economy, according to figures contained in a new report from Drax Insights....

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