Renewables made up a larger percentage of electricity generation than fossil fuels did in the UK for the first time in Q3 this year.

According to new analysis by Carbon Brief, in the three month period running July to September this year the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass facilities and hydro plants generated 29.5TWh of power, while coal, gas and oil generated just 29.1TWh. This is the first time renewables have been responsible for more generation than fossil fuels since the first public electricity generation station opened in 1882.

Posted 15th October 2019.
By Molly Lempriere
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