UK Beats Own Renewable Energy Record for the Second Time in a Year

UK beats own renewable energy record for second time in 2017

For the second time in 2017 the UK has broken its own record for the highest percentage of electricity generated from sustainable resources, according to a recent government report. Renewables made up to approximately a third of electricity generaged in the UK during the second quarter of 2017, IFLScience.com reported.  



Wind energy saw the most growth, with electricity generated from biodegradable waste also showing dramatic growth, having risen by approximately 30%. Due to "an exceptionally dry year" in the UK, hyrdo generated the least electricity.



"It's terrific to see that nearly a third of the UK's electricity is now being generated by renewables, with wind power leading the way," Emma Pinchbeck, executive director for Renewable UK, said. "The UK's renewable energy sector is an industrial success story, attracting investment, creating new jobs, and powering our economy."