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Congratulations to the UK. At least for the end of June, they reduced CO2 emissions to the levels targeted for 2030.

“On Sunday 30 June carbon emissions from electricity fell to just 97g per kilowatt hour…” – Business Green

Lots of sun and wind help. The trend is encouraging because;

“We have spent more than half the summer without a single coal power station turned on…” – Imperial College London’s Dr Iain Staffell via Business Green

Instead of coal, some plants are now burning biomass. While solar and wind helped set the record, changes are still required to extend the progress into the less favorable seasons. Regardless, of the work that must continue, the UK and countries like Germany are proving it is possible to relatively rapidly switch to more renewable energy sources.

 

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