Skip to main content Help with accessibility

UK renewables output 'overtakes' fossil fuels

Renews are reporting that renewables output in the UK was higher than fossil fuel generation for the first time ever in the first quarter of 2020, with wind energy supplying almost as much electricity as natural gas, according to a report commissioned by Drax Group.

Clean power represented over 40% of electricity consumed in the first three months of the year, with wind delivering 30.5% and natural gas 30.6%, the Electric Insights Q1 quarterly report said. Output from wind was up 40% on this time last year, boosted by a succession of severe winter storms that made February the windiest since records began, it added.