It’s official; this month – June 2017 – the UK set a new renewable energy record as wind and solar power surged. The Telegraph broke the news, saying the blustery start to summer has helped the renewable energy industry to its highest ever output, as wind turbines and solar panels helped to meet more than half of the UK’s electricity demand. It’s a telling reminder you don’t necessarily need the blinding sun of recent days for panels to do their work. Revolutions take place quietly most of the time. Either way, the news is a truly astonishing result, and coupled with last year’s confirmations that the world as a whole has decoupled growth from carbon emissions, looks set to truly confound sceptics of renewable and low carbon technologies. And of course, it makes yet more of a mockery of President Trump’s fossil-based repudiation of Paris. His idiocy now stands proven by the truth of what renewables can do, powering over half of one of the world’s important economies; the UK. In fact, soon we will be calling oil the energy alternative, and renewables the mainstream.
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