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Renewables Sector Gathers Pace

The UK’s renewables sector produced more than fossil fuel plants on a record 137 days last year according to a report by Carbon Brief and reported by The Guardian.

Renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro and biomass) grew by 9% and was the largest electricity source in March, August, September, and December.

The Guardian reported that generation from coal and gas plants decreased by 6% from 2018 while the number of coal-free days has increased from 21 days in 2018 to 83 days in 2019.

This is good news for Britain’s legally binding target to be carbon neutral by cutting emissions to net zero by 2050 which means there will need to be continued focus on low-carbon generation.