Renewable energy sets new record for UK electricity generation

Generating a record amount of electricity for the UK grid in the first three months of 2017, renewable energy is now mainstream.

While quoting new UK government figures, Ian Johnston boosts in his latest article for The Independent that renewable energy made up over 26 percent of the total produced in the UK.

Some 24.8 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity came from wind, solar, hydro and other forms of clean energy, a five per cent rise on the same period last year.

The report comes from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which tracks energy trends and prices as they change quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, notes Energy Live News.

Scotland, in particular, boasted a strong performance, says BusinessGreen.

Generation rose 13 percent compared to the same period last year, while capacity soared 16 per cent.

The news comes as National Grid and UK Power Networks have announced an “innovative” project aims to cut costs for new renewables connecting to the grid across London and the South East of England, as reported in BusinessGreen.

Meanwhile Reuters reports that Germany raised the proportion of its power produced by renewable energy to 35 percent in the first half of 2017 from 33 percent the previous year.

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