Britain's Share Of Renewable Energy Rose To 30% In The Third Quarter Of 2017.

- Jan 10, 2018-

Government figures show that Britain's share of renewable energy in the third quarter of 2017 is 30%.


It was a record high in the third quarter but below the 30.7 per cent recorded in the second quarter of 2017.Previous statistics showed that the share of renewable energy in the second quarter of 2017 was 29.8%.

Compared with the third quarter of 2016, the share of renewable energy increased by 4.6 percentage points, reflecting the increase in capacity and availability and the decline in overall power generation.Climate conditions have had some adverse effects on industry development, particularly low wind speeds.

In the third quarter, renewable energy power generation rose 15%, to 22.3 TWH, including biomass power generation increased by 23%, 20% growth onshore wind, offshore wind power increases by 10%, the solar energy increases by 4.2%, the hydroelectric power up 8.3% from a year earlier.Bioenergy accounts for 34 per cent of renewable energy generation, followed by onshore wind power 25 per cent, offshore wind and solar energy at 18 per cent and hydro power at 5.6 per cent.

By the end of the third quarter, the national renewable energy capacity was 38.9 gigawatts.