• Question: Do you think the uk could use more renewable energy

    Asked by Ben w to Clare on 13 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Clare Causier

      Clare Causier answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      The UK needs a mixture of different energy sources to support our economy. But we have to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions from things like transport and heating our homes – part of the route to doing this will be electrification. But that’s pointless if we keep generating a lot of electricity from coal and gas. In fact the UK is using more and more renewable energy – in 2016 a quarter of electricity came from renewables.