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Energy Economics - UK Electricity Use Falls

Graham Watson

1st February 2018

Some comparative analysis of European energy use, with the UK seeing a 9% reduction in use over the last seven years, as the rest of the EU is still seeing rises. There were a number of reasons posited for this including slower economic growth in many Euro Zone countries, mild weather and increased energy efficiency.

Furthermore, the article notes that "for the first time across the EU, renewable sources of power, excluding hydro, overtook coal. Together, wind, solar and biomass accounted for 20.9% of the union’s electricity mix in 2017, up from 9.7% in 2010."

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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