Renewables share rises as UK energy production falls
The share of UK energy production from coal, oil and nuclear power fell in 2014, while the share generated by renewables increased, contributing to a decline in greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the latest figures from Decc.The fall in nuclear output between 2013 and 2014 was 9.7% and was due to outages, while further mine closures resulted in indigenous coal production continuing to decline – down 8.1%. Oil and gas prod
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