UK renewables production rises in 2018 as coal hits record lows

Wind, solar and bioenergy helped push up UK production of renewable energy almost nine per cent last year, as both nuclear and gas output fell and coal generation again plummeted to record lows, provisional government statistics for 2018 show. For the fourth consecutive year, the UK's overall energy production - including electricity, oil and gas for domestic use as well as export - rose by 2.9 per cent in 2018, hitting its highest level since 2011, according to data released yesterday by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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