• by Aurora Project Group
  • onNovember 14, 2018

British renewable energy capacity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

Big news from Joshua Hill & Renew Economy

New figures from British electrical power company Drax Group has revealed that renewable energy capacity has for the first time overtaken fossil fuel capacity in Great Britain, with 42 GW worth of capacity now feeding into the grid.

A combination of retiring fossil fuel generating capacity and increasing renewable energy capacity – including capacity from wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and other renewables – helped renewables finally take the mantle away from fossil fuels. In total, renewable energy now boasts 42 GW worth of capacity while fossil fuels can only claim 40.6 GW.


“The renewable energy tipping point in Britain has arrived. Nice article Mr. Hill.”

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