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Renewable electricity generation capacity now exceeds fossil fuels

The UK for the first time has more installed capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources than from fossil fuels.

The following chart shows the total electricity generating capacity by fuel source for 2015 and 2020. It highlights the growth in renewable capacity, but while coal capacity has reduced the installed generating capacity from gas has increased.

All data comes from the Balancing Mechanism Reporting System.

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