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Energy UK responds to Carbon Brief's latest carbon emission figures

Responding to Carbon Brief's latest analysis showing that carbon emissions are down nearly two-fifths since 1990, Lawrence Slade, Energy UK' s chief executive said:

“With over half of the UK's electricity now generated by low-carbon sources, these figures underline how the UK power sector has been a world leader in cutting emissions and decarbonising our economy - and has created jobs and boosted economic growth in the process.

“However we must go further and faster if we are to meet our climate change targets and therefore we must be able to fully realise the benefits from lowest cost renewables, including onshore wind and solar – and at the same time heating and transport must follow the power sector’s lead in reducing emissions.”

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