UK carbon emissions fall to lowest level since 1890
Recent findings from Carbon Brief show that CO2 emissions from fossil fuels in the UK fell by 2.6% in 2017.
Having analysed energy use figures from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Carbon Brief has found that the UK’s total CO2 emissions are now as low they were as in 1890.
Overall CO2 emissions have declined faster in the UK over the last two decades than in almost any other large economy. Emissions have decreased steadily every year since 2012 and this has been driven by decline coal use and natural gas use. Declining by almost 75% between 2014 – 2017, coal accounts for only 5.3% of total primary energy consumed in the UK, down from 22% in 1995.
There was a 19% decline in coal use in the UK in 2017, following the 52% drop in 2016 that saw a decline in total emissions of 5.8%. The government has pledged to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025.
CO2 emissions are currently around 38% below 1990 levels. With the target of achieving 80% reductions by 2050, levels still need to reduce by 68% to achieve this.
We are looking for 2 Consultant to work as Cable Termination and testing Client Representatives for one of our leading renewable energy clients for one of their offshore wind farm projects to be based
Are you a Subsea Pipeline Engineer looking for a new challenge? Quanta are partnering with an international Consultancy who are seeking someone for an international project on a long-term contract.
Contract or Procurement Manager? Looking for fantastic career development in Northern Germany? Look no further! Quanta has a great opportunity for someone to join a rapidly expanding team in a
This Energy from Waste Recovery Park brings together state-of-the-art mechanical treatment and energy recovery technologies to make the most of the surrounding areas black-bag waste rubbish in a
Any Senior Array Cable Engineers out there looking for a new role? We have an opportunity for a Senior Array Cable Engineer to start a year long freelance contract role, from 18 th November 2019 up