Renewables generated triple the power of coal in 2017, UK figures show

Renewables generated triple the power of coal in 2017, UK figures show

An analyis of energy figures has shown that wind farms generated more electricity than coal plants on more than 75% of days this year.

 

The figures – provided by BM Reports and Sheffield University – reflect a year in which a number of green records have been set for the power sector, including the first full day without any coal power in the system, record solar generation and tumbling prices for new offshore wind farms.

 

Dr Andrew Crossland from MyGridGB and the Durham Energy Institute said: “The government has focused on reducing coal use which now supplies less than 7% of our electricity."

 

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