2018 – new record high for clean electricity

As the use of coal continues to decline, the use of renewable energy supplies is on the rise, supplying well over a quarter of the UK’s electricity last year.

The government has pledged to bring coal off the system by 2025 and with continuous decline in its use to produce electricity there has been increased generation from wind, solar, bioenergy and hydropower, as shown by BEIS figures release earlier this year.

Low carbon generation, which includes nuclear power, accounted for almost half of supplies.

The statistics are outlined in full in the article below. https://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/half-of-uk-electricity-supply-was-low-carbon-in-2018-and-percentage-set-to-rise