Fossil fuels produce less than half of UK electricity for first time

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National Grid is able to confidently predict the 2019 record just six months into the year

Zero-carbon energy sources are poised to overtake fossil fuels as the UK’s largest electricity source over a full calendar year.

This year will be the first that fossil fuels make up less than half of the electricity generated, according to National Grid, following a dramatic decline in coal-fired power and rising renewable energy.

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