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United Kingdom has said it is playing its part in striving for cleaner and greener planet. For first time since Industrial Revolution in 18th and 19th centuries, the UK is being powered more by zero-carbon fuels than fossil fuels. In each of first five months of 2019, fossil fuels have produced less than half of the UK's electricity. Analysts say "tipping point" has been reached and trend of zero-carbon energy sources providing more power than fossil fuels will continue. Power from wind, solar, nuclear and hydro sources outstripped coal and gas-fired generation. decade ago, three quarters (75.6 per cent) of UK's electricity came from coal and gas, and only 22.3 per cent was zero carbon.

switch to more zero-carbon power was described by UK's energy chief executive as "key milestone on journey towards net zero". CEO John Pettigrew said zero-carbon share should increase to 90 per cent by the 2030s. The UK's Prime Minister Theresa May has made commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This would make UK first major economy to do so. Energy analyst Tom Burke told BBC: "Today's landmark is real tribute to technologists. We have cracked technical problems of dealing with climate change." He added: "As we move towards net zero, jobs will be lost in fossil fuel industries and created in low-carbon industries."

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