Electricity from green energy report

Electricity supplied from renewables jumped by more than half in the second quarter of 2019, the latest Government statistics show.
Renewables, including wind and hydro, contributed 8.86 terawatt-hours (TWh) in Q2 2019, accounting for 11 per cent of the electricity grid mix for that period, according to figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change yesterday.

In Q2 2018, renewables accounted for 30 per cent of the electricity supply. The 59 per cent surge in green energy represents the biggest increase on record.

Nuclear

Nuclear also saw a sharp increase (40 per cent), contributing 17.44 TWh of electricity supply in the second quarter of 2019, representing a 23.5 per cent share of the overall mix compared to 15. one per cent over the same three months in 2018.

Coal and gas

Coal was down 33 per cent, representing a 22.1 per cent share of electricity supply, while gas saw an 28 per cent fall in output to 44 per cent of the total UK electricity supply.

Total electricity supplied by all generators in the second quarter was 1.7 per cent lower than the same period in 2018.

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