The majority of the UK’s electricity is now generated by low carbon sources, overtaking fossil fuels.
National Grid announced that for the first 5 months of 2019, clean energy moved ahead in the generation share, delivering 48% of generation, vs 47% for carbon-based coal and gas (the remaining is BioGas).
The BBC reported earlier that in ten years, coal generation will have plunged from 30% to 3%, while veteran energy analyst Tom Burke from e3g told BBC News: “Today’s landmark is a real tribute to technologists. We have cracked technical problems of dealing with climate change.”
GridBeyond is proud to provide part of the technology solution behind the transition. With a continued push for development in decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation, we’ll make headway towards meeting the UK’s 2050 carbon reduction targets.