There’s been more progress fighting climate change by cleaning up our industry.
For the first time since the Industrial Revolution began in Britain 200 years ago, the British produced more electricity from renewable sources than from coal, oil or gas, which are also called fossil fuels.
Burning those adds to global warming. But new figures show Britain now gets 39% of its electricity from fossil fuels – down by half from 10 years ago. Renewables – wind, sun and plants – produce 40% of electricity.
Another report forecast that, worldwide, we will generate 50% more electricity from sunshine, wind and water in just five years’ time.
Glass solar panels on the roofs of houses and offices are getting cheaper, so more and more people will make their own electricity.
Will you be one?