Renewable energies vs fossil fuels: and the winners are...

Nov 11, 2015 | written by:

In the UK, for the first time ever, renewable energies (inexhaustible and non-polluting) exceed the coal in the so-called national energy mix, in other words the sets of primary energy sources used to produce electricity.

The data provided by the Department for Energy and Climate Change make the news official and show that, in the second quarter of 2015, the sum of wind, hydroelectric and solar system produced 25,3% of national electricity. The renewables are currently the second British energy source, after the gas-fired power stations (30%) and before the nuclear (21.5%) and coal (20.5%).

Among the decisive factors that allowed to the clean sources to complete successfully this historic overtaking that will remain engraved in the history should be mentioned, in addition to favorable weather conditions, the growing number of systems installed in the area. The record is undoubtedly very interesting, and if things continue at this pace, a 100% 'green' future is not so far to reach.

 

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