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Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time

Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time

🌬️ The renewables record was set in the third quarter of this year after its share of the electricity mix rose to 40%.

🏭 It is the first time that electricity from British windfarms, solar panels and renewable biomass plants has surpassed fossil fuels since the UK’s first power plant fired up in 1882.

♻️ A string of new offshore windfarms built this year helped nudge renewables past fossil fuels.

☀️ 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%.

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