2021-12-02
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/36660-ember-uk-renewable-energy-gas-fossil-fuel-electricity-milestone-2020-growth-wind-power-covid-19

UK: Renewables Beat Fossils

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Analysis by Ember reveals that a major milestone has been reached in 2020 in the United Kingdom, as renewables overtook fossil fuels as the main source of electricity.

Official Press Release Ember:

Milestone Reached as Renewables Overtake Fossil Fuels in the UK

UK Wind Power and Low Demand Pushed Fossil Gas to 5-Year Low

Analysis by Ember reveals that a major milestone has been reached in 2020 in the United Kingdom, as renewables overtook fossil fuels as the main source of electricity. With coal power already near zero, fossil gas was forced to a 5-year low in 2020 by growth in wind power and below-average demand due to Covid-19. While UK renewables production is dominated by wind, it still remains overly reliant on risky bioenergy, which must be replaced with cleaner power to fully decarbonise the UK grid. Renewables also overtook fossil fuels in the EU-27 in 2020, as well as separately in Germany and Spain. See the report The European Power Sector... ... More: Official Press Release Ember

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Ember, UK, renewable energy, gas, fossil fuel, electricity, milestone, 2020, growth, wind power, Covid-19







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