2021-09-23
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/38364-renewableuk-governmentm-uk-renewable-energy-fossil-energy-production-electricity-carbon-net-zero-record

UK: Renewables outrun fossil fuels

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Renewables provided a record 43.1% of the UK’s electricity last year, up from 36.9% in 2019. The government document notes that this was mainly due to increased wind generation.

Official Press Release RenewableUK:

Renewables dominate electricity generation for first year ever - outstripping fossil fuels

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Renewables dominate electricity generation for first year ever - outstripping fossil fuels

The Government’s annual energy bible has confirmed that renewable energy sources generated more electricity than fossil fuels for the first year ever in 2020, with wind playing the leading role.

The Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) published today by the Department for Business, Industry and Industrial Strategy, shows that renewables provided a record 43.1% of the UK’s electricity last year, up from 36.9% in 2019. The document notes that this was mainly due to increased wind generation. Wind alone provided a record 24.1% of the UK’s electricity last year (13% from offshore wind and 11.1% from onshore wind). Wind generation increased by 18% compared to 2019, setting a new record in the annual quantity of power it produced, providing... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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