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Britain’s Renewable Future

By: Henrietta Mackenzie

In June 2020, Britain celebrated a significant landmark: two months without burning coal for power generation. A decade ago, about 40% of the country’s electricity came from coal. However, when Britain went into lockdown, a huge amount of businesses closed their offices and demand fell. The National Grid responded by taking its four remaining coal power plants off the network.

At the same time, we saw a surge in renewable energy, with renewables responsible for 36.76% of electricity supplied to the network versus 30% from gas and 0% from coal. This is the first time that renewable energy has overtaken fossil fuels.

While the UK Government has set the ambitious target of 2050 to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero, has this milestone put us on the right trajectory?

Download this eBook to find out:

  • Why renewable energy is increasing and fossil fuels are in decline
  • Why wind power is the largest source of renewable energy in Britain
  • The potential of solar power, hydropower and biomass
  • How to generate renewable energy at home with heat pumps

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