UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power


In 2020 wind turbines provided almost a quarter of electricity, and in EU renewable energy outperformed fossil fuels

The UK’s renewable electricity outpaced its fossil fuel generation for the first time in 2020 and could remain the largest source of electricity in the future, according to an independent climate thinktank.

The thinktank behind the report, Ember, revealed that renewable energy generated by wind, sunlight, water and wood made up 42% of the UK’s electricity last year compared with 41% generated from gas and coal plants together.

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