Britain had its first coal-free Christmas, while wind set a new generation record on Boxing Day to round off a record-breaking year for green energy.
Great Britain has now gone more than 18 days without coal-fired generation, thanks to sunny weather and low demand.
Globally, CO2 emissions fell faster than they have for decades in 2019, but this was driven by unsustainable “one-off” factors.
New research by Carbon Brief has shown that the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen by 28% over the past decade.
Coal-fired power generation around the world is on track for a record reduction in 2019, according to new research by Carbon Brief.