Renewables Have Overtaken Fossil Fuels in the U.K., But America is ‘Headed in the Opposite Direction,’ According to Expert
Renewable energy sources overtook fossil fuels for the first time in U.K. history, producing 40 percent of total energy consumed in Britain in the third quarter of 2019—that’s according to calculations produced by climate change analysts at Carbon Brief.
Of the combined total, wind and nuclear generated 20 percent and 19 percent of renewable energy between July and September 2019, while biomass and solar produced another 12 and 6 percent respectively. In contrast, fossil fuels contributed 39 percent to the U.K.’s energy usage within the time frame.
Thanks to Trump, the US is headed backwards into the Stone Age.