Electricity generation from renewable energy has reached a “record high”, according to new government statistics. The third quarter of 2017 saw the share of electricity generated from renewable sources increase by nearly 5 per cent from the same period last year, reaching 30 per cent. The latest record is “yet another nail in the coffin for the claim that renewables cannot be a sizeable part of the UK’s electricity mix”, according to Dr Jonathan Marshall, energy analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. Low-carbon electricity’s share of generation increased to the highest ever point of 54.4 per cent, particularly due to a upsurge in wind energy. Besides sources like wind and solar, low-carbon electricity also includes nuclear power.
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