UK ‘sets renewables record’
REA says clean power’s share of generation almost 30% in Q2 2017
Renewable electricity’s share of UK generation reached a record 29.8% in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA) citing government data.
The figures also show that coal-fired generation’s share fell to just 2.1%, REA said.
REA head of policy and external affairs James Court said: ““This is another milestone in the journey towards a more affordable, flexible and consumer-focused energy system.
“This success has been facilitated by the rapid fall in cost for renewable technologies such as solar and wind, which are now the most cost effective means of new power generation.
“The government must address the policy barriers which have unnecessarily impeded their deployment over the last year and give the industry clarity around how the market will be structured in the 2020’s.”