In Q1 of 2019 (January-March), 35.8% of the UK’s electricity generation came from renewable sources, according to the latest government report.
“Provisional calculations show that 11.0 per cent of final energy consumption in 2018 came from renewable sources, up from 9.9 (revised) per cent in 2017,” the report states.
This still falls below the UK’s 15% goal, but it does in fact meet the fourth interim target. Signs do point to our reliance on renewable energy continuing to increase, with a governmental study just two years ago proving that just 1% of the UK is ‘strongly opposed’ to renewables.
Since that study, there have been plenty of eye-opening stats, discoveries and studies on the countless positives of renewable energy, giving it even more positive attention and publicity.