It’s been a year since we last looked at the fuel mix used to create our electricity.
So what was powering your electric car in 2018? Renewables have grown again and now represent almost half of all the electricity produced. Coal fell again, over 30% (down from 10% last year to 7% this year) and gas slipped a little too. Here are the ‘all island’ figures and graphs for 2018…
2.2 The use of fossil fuels as a fuel source has decreased from 2017 to 2018. Correspondingly the share of renewable fuel sources has increased by approximately 10% between 2017 and 2018. This has been a continuous trend over the past number of years
The average carbon dioxide emissions per MWh of electricity decreased by 10% from 0.325 t/MWh in 2017 to 0.291 t/MWh in 2018 for the island. This is in line with a downward trend in CO2 emissions as a result of the increase in renewables as shown in the table below.
Check out the methodology and All-Island Residual Mix figures from the full report on the link below.