UK renewables reach record 47.8% share in electricity generation

Government data shows that this surge comes in contrast to a 10% decrease in generation from fossil fuels

Big Zero Report 2023

Renewable energy sources experienced a remarkable upswing in the first quarter of the year, capturing a record 47.8% share of total electricity generation.

This surge comes in contrast to a 10% decrease in the generation from fossil fuels.

A government report suggests despite facing challenges such as less favourable weather conditions and outages at bioenergy sites, renewable generation managed to retain its momentum.

While nuclear generation witnessed a dip, falling to 9.8TWh – the lowest quarterly value in the published data series, the overall decrease in total generation contributed to low carbon sources generating 60.3% of the total in the first quarter, marking a slight increase from the previous year.

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