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Renewables’ share of electricity generation surpasses gas for first time in UK

The U.K. saw electricity generation from renewables hit 28.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures released Thursday, just bettering gas-generated electricity.

The Department of for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Energy Trends publication shows that renewables’ share of electricity generation hit 38.9% between July and September. This record figure was also, for the first time ever, very slightly higher than the share for gas (38.8%). Electricity powered by nuclear fell to 18.4% compared to 23% for the same period in 2018. Coal accounted for 1.0%.

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