UK renewables generate more power than fossil fuels for entire quarter

A new report from Carbon Brief notes this is the first time this has happened in the history of the UK’s energy sector

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s wind farms, solar panels, biomass and hydropower plants generated more electricity than the combined output from power stations fired by coal, oil and gas.

That's according to a new analysis from Carbon Brief, which shows that during July, August and September, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5TWh of power, compared with just 29.1TWh from fossil fuels - this is the first time this has ever happened in the history of the UK's power system.

The study notes nuclear contributed most of the remainder, generating 19% of the total mix.

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