For the first time ever, more electricity was generated from renewable sources for a 12-month period during 2019.
According to a report produced by National Grid, renewable energy, nuclear power and interconnectors provided 48.5% of Britain’s electricity in 2019. This compares to 43% generated by fossil fuels.
John Pettigrew, the CEO of National Grid, stated that “2019 is a massively historic milestone.”
Despite the positive sentiment, it remains clear that the pace of change must accelerate in order meet the UK’s commitment to reaching net zero by 2050.
The pathway to achieving this target remains sketchy; however Energy and Clean Growth Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has told Parliament that the UK Government plans to publish the long awaited ‘Energy White Paper’ in 2020.
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