New data has shown that power from fossil fuels on Britain’s electricity grid fell to an all-time low last week, delivering the UK’s greenest Christmas.
The need to switch away from imported fossil fuels to domestic renewables has been thrown into the spotlight by new analysis from thinktank Ember.
Renewables made up a 43.1% share of UK power generation in 2020, generating more electricity than fossil fuels in the year.
In less than a decade, solar power will be economic in comparison to local fossil fuels globally, while wind will be economic in more than half of cases.
Global demand for electricity is predicted to rise by 4.5% in 2021 – equivalent to 1,000TWh – following heavy reductions as a result of COVID-19.
Drax has dropped plans to develop any new gas plants, including its plans to build Europe's biggest CCGT plant as it moves to turn its back on fossil fuels.
Last year was Britain’s greenest yet, with renewables generating more power than fossil fuels for the first time according to a new report from Drax Electric Insights.
The Welsh government has set out its legal commitment to achieve net zero by the middle of the century, as well as stating it will push to “get there sooner”.
Renewables have overtaken fossil fuels in Europe in what is being hailed as a “landmark” moment.