2020 tipped the balance for British renewable energy

By Jemma King Annual figures show that renewable supply outpaced fossil fuels for the first time.

New research by Drax Electric Insights shows that the UK broke all records last year for renewable energy consumption.

42% of all energy used across the country through 2020 came from wind, solar, tidal and hydro. Conversely, energy produced by fossil fuels fell to just 39.6%, marking the first time that clean energy has consistently outperformed legacy sources.

The authors of the report also showed that carbon emissions fell by 16% compared to figures from 2019.

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