UK govt data show renewables provided a record high 32% of electricity production in UK in 2019



Gas accounted for 45.3 per cent of electricity supplied, up from 43.9 per cent in 2018, whilst coal accounted for 2.5 per cent (a record low), down from 5.9 per cent in 2018. Nuclear accounted for 19.8 per cent, down from 22.1 per cent in 2018. Renewables (bioenergy, wind, solar and hydro) accounted for a record high of 31.8 per cent of electricity supplied, up from 27.5 per cent in 2018.

Low carbon generation accounted for a record high of 51.6 per cent of supply, up from 49.6 per cent in 2018, following record outputs from wind, solar and bioenergy, due to increases in capacity for all three technologies.


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