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According to BBC, for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain is obtaining more power from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels.

This shifted had been established five months ago, and from the looks of things, there will be a continuous rise.

Data provided by National Grid shows that clean energy has moved ahead with 48% of generation, as opposed to 47% for coal and gas.

This trending transformation reflects the precipitous decline of coal energy, and a boom from wind and solar.

There is global growth and rise in demand for clean renewable energy as opposed to carbon sources.

” The shift is being driven by the need to cut emissions of the greenhouse gases that are over-heating the climate. The electricity sector was seen as the easiest place to start.

John Pettigrew, CEO of National Grid, told BBC News: “Over the last 10 years there’s been real progress in de-carbonisation of the energy system – but 2019 is going to be a key milestone.

“It’s the first time since the Industrial Revolution that more electricity has been produced from zero and low-carbon sources rather than fossil fuels. It’s tremendously exciting because it’s such a tipping point.”

National Grid says it is confident to make predictions for Britain’s whole year power generation based on figures so far and on historical patterns.

In years to come, more energy storage will be needed as the share of wind and solar energy swells further.”

Source: BBC