How green is Britain’s record on renewable energy supply?

By Adam Vaughan About half of the power generated in the UK comes from low-carbon sources – here’s a breakdown of the four main sources of electricityAs one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could cut local air pollution, it would be a “pyrrhic victory” if they increased greenhouse gases from coal and gas power stations.“The fit between renewable energy and electric is a natural [one],” he argued. E.ON, one of the big-six energy suppliers,

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