Renewable electricity generation between July and September has outstripped the share coming from gas for the first time, the government’s latest energy trends data confirmed today. Renewable technologies produced 38.9 per cent of the total over the three-month period, compared with 38.8 per cent from gas.
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The proportion of the UK’s power generation mix made up by fossil fuels has fallen to a record low after renewable energy became the UK’s largest source of electricity. Government figures showed the UK relied on renewables, such as wind and solar, for 38.9% of its electricity in the third quarter of this year, up from one-third in the same period in 2018. Renewable energy moved narrowly ahead of gas-fired power, which made up 38.8% of the electricity mix, to emerge as the UK’s biggest source of power. The report also said the UK’s growing fleet of offshore wind projects generated more electricity than onshore windfarms for the first time.
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