The current trend of countries around the world is to increase the use of "clean" energy - that is, from renewable sources such as wind, solar, water or geothermal, while reducing energy. Fossil from oil, coal, gas .
And for the British, this process has had a remarkable achievement: in the third quarter of 2019, the amount of electricity produced from renewable sources has been higher than from fossil-energy plants.
In the UK, electricity produced from renewable energy is already higher than fossil energy.
This is unofficial information and needs to be confirmed, but if true, this is the first time in 137 years when the UK has done so, since the first power plant was established in 1882.
Specifically, according to the latest report, in the period of July - September 2019, the amount of electricity produced from renewable sources accounted for 40% of the total electricity output of the United Kingdom, while electricity from gas accounted for only 39%. . The remaining 21% is from nuclear power plants.
According to the Carbon Brief, of course if fossil power plants are operating at full capacity, renewable electricity cannot compete, but this still creates hope for the future. It is known that new wind power services have been launched on the internet platform, and this has boosted the demand of people.
The coal-fired power plant is also about to close completely by 2025 in the UK.
Just 10 years ago, electricity from fossil fuels accounted for four-fifths of Britain's total production, but the situation is changing very fast. In May 2019, even the country did not burn any lumps of coal for up to 6 days. In fact, coal-fired power plants are also about to be fully closed by 2025.
The development of renewable electricity industry will be a good sign for humanity.
The British story of renewable electricity still has some problems, because 12% of this comes from burning biomass and wood. These two fuels are considered in many ways inconsistent with the renewable criteria, because replanting the tree takes time.
However, this achievement also helped to bring the country apart from the period of "Industrial Revolution" that caused CO 2 in the atmosphere to rise dramatically, and at the same time create a foundation for the future. In fact, the UK does not contribute too much to the density of CO 2 in the atmosphere, but also hopes that other countries can follow and make the Earth a true " green planet ".
According to Luke Clark, the director of external affairs for the UK Department of Renewable Energy, the development of the renewable energy industry will be a good sign for humanity, as well as . British electricity.
"The cost of wind power, for example, is falling to its lowest level ever, helping us to produce electricity on a large scale at a cheaper price."