U.K.’s renewable electricity set to outpace fossil fuels

Jan 30, 2019, 7:54 AM EST
(Source: Richard Allaway/flickr)
(Source: Richard Allaway/flickr)

The winds are blowing in favor of renewable energy in the U.K., which is on course to produce more electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels by next year, according to a report by the energy analysts group EnAppSys.

The report, in its annual review for 2018, found that electricity generation from renewable sources in the U.K. increased by over 15 percent while production from coal and gas-fired power stations dropped by 6.7 percent, writes Inhabitat.

The U.K., which was producing nearly 80 percent of its electricity from coal in 1974, has taken radical measures to move away from coal, including setting up and expanding a robust renewables infrastructure comprising of a mix of wind, solar, biomass, and hydropower, notes YaleEnvironment360.

The country has increased its renewable energy capacity by four times since 2010 and looks set to shut down all coal plants by 2025.