BRITAIN MAKES ZERO-CARBON SOURCED ELECTRICITY
It may be the birthplace of coal power, but in 2019, Britain produced more electricity from zero-carbon sources such as wind, solar and nuclear than from fossil fuel plants. The data shows wind, solar, hydro, nuclear and imports produced about 48.5% of Britain’s electricity in 2019 while fossil fuels such as coal and gas contributed about 43%. The rest came from biomass.
And last year, Britain made history by becoming the first G7 country to commit to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and in November will host the United Nations’ International climate talks in Glasgow.