A infografia mostra as fontes de energia elétrica no RU no primeiro trimestre de 2020.


Energia verde suplanta combustíveis fósseis pela primeira vez no Reino Unido

By Ninian Carter

May 21, 2020 - As energias renováveis forneceram mais de 40% da procura de energia no RU no primeiro trimestre de 2020, suplantando os combustíveis fósseis.

The United Kingdom's National Grid electrical network has seen a rise in green power, sourced from solar, wind, hydro and biomass producers.

Renewables supplied 41.25% of electricity during the first quarter of 2020, overtaking fossil fuels for the first time (coal and gas totalled 33.55%), according to the Electric Insights report (Drax Group Plc), researched by academics from Imperial College, London.

Somewhat ironically, a drop in demand caused by lockdown measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 means the network is in danger of becoming overloaded and has asked for emergency powers to stem the flow of green energy if needed.

PUBLISHED: 21/05/2020; STORY: Graphic News