Renewables have overtaken fossil fuels as the main source of electricity in Great Britain for the first time after a particularly windy season, and a slowdown in demand due to coronavirus. Wind, solar, biomass and hydropower accounted for 44.6 per cent of electricity supply between January and March, according to data from energy market analysts EnAppSys, exceeding UK fossil fuels by 36 per cent. The figures are the latest milestone for renewable energy, which now provides more than a third of the world’s power. The particularly windy winter was the main driver behind the change, said Rob Lalor, an analyst at EnAppSys, and contributed to a massive 19 per cent drop in gas-fired generation.
Telegraph 8th April 2020 read more »
The first three months of 2020 were a landmark quarter for Great Britain, with renewable providing more power than from any other major power source, providing 45% of all electricity generation, and beating out total fossil fuel generation, including coal and gas. The milestone moment was highlighted in European power analysts EnAppSys’ latest quarterly energy market report, covering the first three months of 2020. In total, across the first quarter, renewable energy generated 35.4TWh, accounting for 44.6% of all power generation across Great Britain, followed by 29.1% from gas-fired power plants, 15.3% from nuclear power, 7.3% from imports, and only 3.7% from coal. This means that not only did renewables generated more electricity than any other power source, but also means in turn that renewables beat out all fossil fuels combined (gas plus coal).
Renew Economy 9th April 2020 read more »
New data has revealed that renewables accounted for more electricity than any other power source in Great Britain for the first quarter of 2020, as blustery winds spurred renewables generation to 45% of the entire electricity mix.
Edie 8th April 2020 read more »