Renewable energy

More of UK powered by renewables than fossil fuels for the first time.

But much more will have to be done if the UK is to hit its target of being net zero emissions by 2050.

Renewable energy sources have generated more electricity than fossil fuels in the UK for the first time.

According to Carbon Brief, windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants produced around 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh), compared to just 29.1TWh from power stations fired by coal, oil and gas.

It’s the first time renewables have outpaced fossil fuels since the UK’s first public power station opened in 1882. However, the country will still have to do much more if it is to meet its new goal of being zero-emissions by 2050.

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