UK Renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for the first time

Source: Carbon Brief


London: Interestingly, in the third quarter of 2019, UK’s wind farms, solar panels, biomass, and hydro plants generated more electricity than the combined output from power stations fired by coal, oil, and gas. According to an empirical research conducted by the Carbon Brief, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh), compared with just 29.1TWh from fossil fuels during the last three months of July, August, and September. This is the first-ever quarter where renewables outstripped fossil fuels since the UK’s first public electricity generating station became operational in 1882. It is another figurative milestone in the stunning revolution of the UK’s Electricity Sector over the past decade. Nevertheless, a dearth of improvement in other parts of the economy means that UK remains unsuccessful against its forthcoming legally binding carbon targets.