In the fourth quarter of 2019, the country’s wind, solar and hydroelectric power plants generated more energy than fossil fuel combustion for the first time in history.
The UK government presented a Carbon Brief study. One of the greatest achievements in the decarbonization of energy consumption was the increased popularity of renewable energy sources: in the fourth quarter of 2019, they supplied more than half the energy used in the United Kingdom.
In terms of hard facts and figures, renewable energy sources created 29.5 29.1 terawatt-hours of energy for the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, hydrocarbon fuel combustion generated 29.1 terawatt-hours of energy.
In 10 years, the United Kingdom made significant progress in transforming their energy consumption strategy. In 2009, fossil fuels generated 60.4 terawatt-hours of energy, and only 5.7 terawatt-hours came from wind and solar stations.
In the previous quarter, 20% of all electricity was generated by wind stations, with 12% coming from bio-organic materials and 6% from solar energy.
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