BEIS published Updated Energy and Emissions Projections: 2018 on Thursday 11 April, detailing the UK’s projected progress from 2018 to 2035. The UK remains on track to miss the fourth and fifth carbon budgets. In the 2018 projections, one less GW of nuclear capacity (13GW) was predicted by 2035 than was predicted in 2017. Coal capacity is predicted to be zero by 2023, whereas last year it was predicted that there would be 1GW until 2025. Forecast greenhouse gas emissions from energy supply have been recorded as falling more steeply across 2019-2021 than the 2017 projections stated, and then showing a more gradual decline from 2022 onwards. Emission from business were revised up compared with 2017.

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