New renewable energy record set: 30% of all UK electricity from clean sources

45% of the UKs clean electricity in Q2 was generated by wind alone (27% from onshore wind and 18% from offshore wind), due to increased capacity, particularly in onshore wind, and higher wind speeds, according to the Governments report.

RenewableUK is highlighting new Government statistics which show that a record proportion of the UKs electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of this year - with wind producing more than any other clean energy source.


New figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy covering April to June show that a record 29.8% was generated by renewable energy sources in Q2 2017, beating the previous quarterly record of 26.9% set in Q1 2017.

45% of the UKs clean electricity in Q2 was generated by wind alone (27% from onshore wind and 18% from offshore wind), due to increased capacity, particularly in onshore wind, and higher wind speeds, according to the Governments report.

RenewableUKs Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: "Its terrific to see that nearly a third of the UKs electricity is now being generated by renewables, with wind power leading the way. The UKs renewable energy sector is an industrial success story, attracting investment, creating new jobs, and powering our economy.

Onshore wind performed particularly well, with generation increasing by 50% compared to the same period last year. Onshore wind is the cheapest form of new power plant, so it plays an absolutely crucial role in keeping consumer bills down. When the Government holds the next set of competitive auctions for contracts to generate electricity, low-cost onshore wind deserves the chance to compete."

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