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Renewables beat fossil fuels on 137 days in greenest year for UK energy |

Graham Watson

7th January 2020

The changing nature of the UK's electricity generating capacity is highlighted in this Guardian article, with the rise of renewables quantified.

It is a remarkable change in a relatively short space of time and one that can be followed at Grid Watch one of my favourite websites.

  • In 1990, 75% of UK's electricity was from coal.
  • In 2019, 2% of electricity was from coal.
  • Zero-carbon energy produced 48.5% of UK electricity (and 8.5% from Biomass).

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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