UK: renewable electricity overtook oil and carbon fuels in 2019

Ten years ago fossil fuels made four fifths of the UK’s electricity supply. New offshore windfarms opened in third quarter (2019) mark milestone towards zero carbon.

Wind power is the UK’s strongest source of renewable energy and made up 20% of the UK’s electricity following a series of major windfarm openings in recent years. Electricity from renewable biomass plants made up 12% of the energy system, while solar panels contributed 6%.

Such achievements are extremely important in terms of innovation, economy development and environmental benefits. Much more than generic ‘Co2 neutrality’.

Read the article in The Guardian.