Renewables provided third of all UK power in 2018

22 Apr, 2019


That’s according to a new statistical report published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. 

It shows 111TWh of electricity was generated from renewable sources, as a result of a 9.7% increase in capacity to 44.4GW. 

Gas accounted for 39.4% of total generation whilst coal made up only 5%, a record low.

Nuclear generation also declined slightly due to reactor outages and required maintenance.

Total primary energy consumption for energy use was 0.6% lower than in 2017. 

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