National Grid data for whole of 2019 reveals combination of wind, solar, nuclear and subsea cables delivered more power than fossil fuels for first time. Last year has been hailed as the cleanest on record for Britain’s electricity grid after zero carbon power sources outstripped fossil fuels for the first time over a full calendar year, according to the latest data released today by National Grid. A combination of wind farms, solar and nuclear energy alongside power imported from Europe via subsea interconnectors delivered 48.5per cent of UK electricity in 2019, compared to 43 per cent generated by fossil fuels such as gas and coal power, the data shows. The remaining 8.5 per cent of Britain’s power was generated by biomass energy plants.
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