Renewable energy represent cheap and highly advanced mainstream technology. New government stats show that renewable energy created a record high a
Renewable energy represent cheap and highly advanced mainstream technology.
New government stats show that renewable energy created a record high amount of electricity in the first quarter of this year, producing more than 26 % of the overall electricity generated in the UK and according to finance website Lending Expert by turning your thermostat down by just 10% could save you 10% off your heating bill.
All in all, about 24.8 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity was generated from solar, the wind, hydro and other types of clean energy, which is an increase of more than 5 % on the same period the previous year.
Electricity produced from onshore wind set a new quarterly record, providing 8.3 % of the United Kingdom’s electricity.
Renewable energy produced 26.6 % of the total and, with nuclear, low-carbon sources reached 45.6 % of overall production.
CEO of industry body RenewableUK, Emma Pinchbeck stated: “Renewable energy represent cheap and highly advanced mainstream technology.” “Our innovations have got developed to the point that today we can continuously provide more than 25 % of the UK with clean, sustainable power.”
“It is a pleasure to notice that onshore wind produced record high amount of energy when we need it most.”
Even though wind speeds were lower than last year the record amount of energy was provided, with the boom in renewable capacity more than making up for the shortfall.
The Government issued a statement: “Onshore wind increased by 1.3 TWh to 7.7 TWh in the first three months of 2017, which represents the highest increase across the technologies.“
“Overall wind generation rose by 10 % to 12.7 TWh; due to lower wind speeds, the increase in capacity was partially offset.”
“Solar generation grew by 16 %, from 1.5 TWh in quarter one of 2016 to 1.7 TWh in first three months of 2017 as a result of increased capacity.”
The UK is dedicated to its international commitments as part of the attempt to lower the effects of global warming and to do that, decarbonising the UK economy is necessary.
The UK is not doing well enough in the fields of transport and domestic heating while the result in switching to low-carbon electricity is quite good.
Top Governments advisers, former head of the Committee on Climate Change, ex-minister John Gummer, and currently presiding Lord Deben, publicly criticized ministers lack of initiative toward the solution of the problem, as the problem is happening right now and further delay is not smart neither justifiable.