UK fossil fuel imports at record high

Press Association: Fossil fuel imports rose by a tenth in 2011 to their highest level recorded by official statistics, it has been revealed. Imports of oil, gas and coal increased almost 10% from 2010 to 2011, to 162.5m tonnes, while domestic extraction of fossil fuels fell to the lowest levels since records began in 1990, according to Office for National Statistics data. Exports of fossil fuels also declined in 2011, the most recent year for which figures are available. Energy from waste and renewables – including......

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