Zero carbon electricity outstrips fossil fuels

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24 Jun 2019
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GMB, the energy union, has responded to National Grid’s announcement that more British electricity is set to come from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels this year for the first time since the Industrial Revolution [1]

Justin Bowden, GMB National Secretary said:

“This is welcome news on the road to decarbonisation – but we cannot be complacent.

“Nuclear power has been vital in reaching this milestone and every one in six days remains a ‘low-wind day’, so a balanced energy mix is vital to continue making progress on the decarbonisation of the UK economy whilst keeping the lights on. 

“This means the UK needs at least six new ultra-low carbon nuclear power stations and urgent investment in green gas hydrogen.”

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