A new report by Drax has revealed that Great Britain has reached a watershed moment in renewable energy generation.
Drax operate Britain’s largest power station in the UK, generating and selling ~8% of the UK’s electricity. They’ve made big steps to decarbonise their production, helping Britain towards a low carbon future.
The report outlines that for the first time, capacity to generate renewable electricity in Britain has overtaken the capacity to generate fossil-fuels.
This is a huge shift since the start of the decade. In 2010, the combined generating capacity of coal, oil and gas was seven times higher than renewable sources. But, with a third of non-renewable plants closing and the combined capacity of renewable generation having tripled, there’s been rapid progress towards powering Britain with green energy.
The majority of renewable energy in Britain currently comes from wind. Together, both on and offshore wind farms in Great Britain account for 45% of global wind power potential. Solar power and biomass are the second and third largest renewable resources.
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