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Britain’s electricity production from fossil fuels reaches a 70-year low

# Britain’s electricity production from fossil fuels sank to its lowest level in almost 70 years last year as the nation embraces renewables. Analysis from specialist website, Carbon Brief, shows coal, gas and oil generated 104 terawatt hours of electricity, a total last seen in 1957. Electricity from fossil fuels has now fallen by two-thirds since hitting a peak in 2008, caused by both a renewables boom and weaker electricity demand. Fossil fuels accounted for around one-third of total UK electricity supplies last year, attaining the lowest ever share.