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This is how carbon emissions from the UK’s electricity network could become negative by 2033

The UK has the world’s largest installed capacity of offshore wind. Image: REUTERS

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Four scenarios developed by the National Grid to plot the route to net-zero emissions in the UK. Image: FES 2020, National Grid
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UK renewables generated more energy than fossil fuels in August and September 2019. Image: Carbon Brief
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Energy system flexibility. Image: FES 2020, National Grid
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