UK government annual statistics have highlighted the record-breaking performance of renewables which provided a record 37.1% of the UK’s electricity last year, up from 33.1% in 2018, with wind power playing a major role. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2020 noted that 2019 was the first year in which renewables accounted for more than one third of the country’s total electricity generation, mainly due to increased onshore and offshore wind capacity. Wind alone generated a record 20% of the UK’s electricity last year – 10% coming from onshore and 10% from offshore. Wind also set new records in the annual quantities of power it provided, with onshore and offshore each generating 32TWh. Renewables overall provided 121TWh. The total annual amount of electricity generated from all sources in 2019 was 325TWh.
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