Renewable power sent yet more UK records tumbling in 2019

Michael Holder
clock
Offshore wind generation had another record year in 2019
Image:

Offshore wind generation had another record year in 2019

For the first time ever electricity from wind, solar, biomass and others made up more than a third of UK power last year, government data shows

Yet more clean power records were sent tumbling last year, with the latest official statistics released today showing sources of renewable electricity for the first time ever provided more than a third...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join now

 

Already a BusinessGreen
member?

Login

More on Energy

ScottishPower's Carland Cross solar power facility, Cornwall (credit: @kieroninfocus)

ScottishPower says £500m investment plan puts it at 'forefront' of UK solar industry

Firm to take on 17 new solar project sites that will power the equivalent of 220,000 homes

clock 14 January 2022 • 2 min read
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani at the 2007 World Economic Forum | Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Global Briefing: Asia's richest man plots $76bn green infrastructure blitz

All the top green business news from around the world this week, including 2021 emissions bounce-backs, Germany's new clean power targets, and fresh pressure on European companies to boost their decarbonisation plans

BusinessGreen staff
clock 14 January 2022 • 6 min read
How the UK could meet its net zero goals ahead of schedule

How the UK could meet its net zero goals ahead of schedule

Thanks to myriad technologies - hydrogen hydride batteries, EV batteries, home solar power, and other renewables - the UK energy grid could look very different in 2030, writes Plextek's Laurence Weir

Laurence Weir, Plextek
clock 14 January 2022 • 4 min read