Things Are Getting Better. In late 2019, the UK grid got more power from renewable energy sources than non-renewables like coal or gas. That’s the first time that’s ever happened!
Since 2010 the UK has halved the amount of electricity generated from fossil fuels and with new government contracts to build thousands of additional wind turbines and solar panels now approved, we are at the dawn of a new renewable age.
When we burn oil, gas or coal, a harmful gas is released called carbon dioxide. The more carbon dioxide is in the air, the warmer our planet becomes and the more messed-up our weather and habitats become. This is called the Greenhouse Effect. A ‘carbon footprint’ is a term that explains how much carbon dioxide is put into the air by an individual, a business or organisation.