Four Charts Showing How Far The UK Has Come In Tackling The Energy Crisis


In 2014, the UK's coal use fell to levels last since during the late 1800s in the industrial revolution, while energy use fell to its lowest level for half a century.

New data from the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) also revealed a 10% decrease in carbon emissions, which is the largest ever fall alongside economic growth.

Using the government's data, The Carbon Brief pulled together four charts showing exactly what happened to the UK's energy mix during 2014.

Lowest energy use for half a century, despite economy growth. Coal use lowest levels since 1800s industrial revolution


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