31.7% Electrical Power Generation
Recent Government figures have shown that between April and June, renewable energy technology has generated a record 31.7% of the UK’s electricity. This is an increase on the same period from the previous year.
Figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy showed that coal power fell to a record low of just 1.6% of the power generated, with gas accounting for 42%.
James Court, from the Renewable Energy Association said: “The record renewable power generation is a significant achievement for the industry.
“Renewables have never been more affordable and accessible as they are now and this is reflected in the data released today.”
But he called on the Government to support the industry, warning: “Figures show that the lack of support is already having a significant impact on solar power for example which is currently the cheapest option for new power generation.”
UK Heat Pump Market Growth
The Renewables production news comes just 2 weeks following the news that the UK Heat Pump Market increased 18% from 2016 to 2017.
Both news items are very positive for the renewable energy sector, and continued growth will help not only the Government targets, but also help the battle against climate change.