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Britain renewable electricity capacity overtakes fossil fuels

Power News - Published on Tue, 13 Nov 2018

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Reuters reported that Britain's renewable electricity capacity has overtaken that of fossil fuel generators such as gas and coal for the first time. Britain aims to increase its renewable output and close its coal-fired power plants by 2025 as part of efforts to meet climate targets.

Available capacity of renewable electricity generation such as wind, solar and biomass hit 42 gigawatts (GW) in Britain this year.

This eclipsed the 40.6 GW available from fossil fuel generators, research by Imperial College London for coal and biomass generator Drax's Electric Insights report series showed.

The report said that "A third of fossil fuel generating capacity has retired over the last five years - whilst the capacity from wind, solar, biomass, hydro and other renewables has tripled.”

This year Britain's renewable capacity has been boosted by the addition of several offshore wind projects including the Walney Extension which at 660 megawatts is the world's largest offshore wind farm.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 13 Nov 2018
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