During 2019, almost half of the electricity consumed in Britain was produced by a zero-carbon method. This included wind, solar and nuclear power which generated 48.5% of all electricity, compared to 43% from fossil fuels.
As most countries actively try to reduce the amount of electricity produced from coal fired power plants, China have added enough electricity produced from coal power to power over 31 million homes in the last 18 months.
The total use of coal fired electricity around the world is on track for a record fall in use this year. This is only the third time levels have dropped in 40 years.
Nations will have to further cut their carbon emissions five times over to stop global warming of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, a new report from the UN has stated.
The atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, broke records in 2018 and went on to reach new highs.
The National Grid has had to turn on a coal fired power station in the UK for the first time in 55 days as the electricity output in the UK slumped during the recent record breaking heatwave.
Analysis on the national grid and the UKs target to reach net zero carbon by the year 2050 has discovered that around 120,000 jobs will need to be created and filled in the energy sector by 2030 and about 280,000 jobs on top of that by the year 2050.
The mild winter and the decreased use of coal fired power plants has led to global carbon emission levels decreasing by 2%.
The government of the United Kingdom is being sued for approving the biggest gas power station in all of Europe. The move goes completely against the climate change objectives that the UK has in reaching net zero.
Recent data suggests that Europe is warming at a rate faster than the global average as last year was the hottest on record.