Electricity generated by renewables overtook fossil fuels in UK for first time

UK wind turbines, solar farms and other renewable sources of energy generated more electricity this summer than coal and gas power stations, marking the first quarter in history that renewables have eclipsed fossil fuels in the country.

In a significant milestone, an analysis by climate website Carbon Brief found that renewables generated 29.5 terawatt-hours across July to September, versus 29.1 TWh from fossil fuels.

Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2219592-renewables-overtook-fossil-fuels-in-uk-electricity-mix-for-first-time/#ixzz62KBeCFYX