Could renewable energy power Britain’s economic recovery

Could renewable energy power Britain’s economic recovery

on May 19, 2020

The Guardian: Harnessing power from sun, wind, and sea could spur UK’s post-pandemic economy while tackling the climate crisis, say experts.

In the first months of 2020 Britain relied on renewable energy like never before. The power generated by clean energy projects eclipsed fossil fuels for the first time ever, making up almost half the electricity used to keep the lights on.

As the UK emerges from the financial maelstrom of the coronavirus pandemic, analysts, economists and environmentalists argue that the renewable energy industry could – and should – play a greater role, powering a green economic recovery too.

The companies harnessing energy from the sun, wind and sea hold the potential to spur the UK’s economy by attracting billions in investment and creating thousands of green jobs across the UK’s regions while accelerating Britain’s climate ambitions.

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