For the first time ever, the capacity for renewable energy has surpasses that of fossil fuels in the UK.

In the past five years, the renewable capacity has tripled while fossil fuel capacity has falled by one third. The leading driver of the fossil fuel decrease being power stations either reaching the end of their life span or simply becoming uneconomic.

The result of this being that between July and September 2018, the capacity of wind, solar, biomiss and hydropower reached 41.9 gigawatts, whist the capacity of coal, gas and oil-fired power plants reached 41.2 gigawatts.

However, the amount of power generated from fossil fuels was still much greater than renewables over the same period of time.

 

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