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How is the UK powered?

We have all heard about renewable energy, green energy and how low environmental impact energy can help power our businesses, we have even seen fields of solar panels and wind turbines but what exactly is that doing for us? How much power are these initiatives actually giving us?

For those of us that have Renewable Energy sources on our buildings the evidence is obvious, how much power we are generating and how that’s impacting on our bills and the energy we draw from the grid but for those who don’t the distance between renewable energy generation and the reliance on fossil fuels grows larger.

Sky new recently published an article that highlighted the sources of UK energy.

 

May was a good month for Renewable Energy!

Yes, it really was, in May the UK was powered for seven days without using any coal. This milestone has been achieved through the decades of investment in our renewable infrastructure.

Over 30% of the UK power in 2018 came from Renewable sources, installations of Hydro Power, Solar, Wind and Wave Power all contributing to achieving this great goal.

The UK main providers still have a reliance on Nuclear Power for almost 20% of its total power usage with Coal, Oil and ‘others’ making up less than 9%.

Coal power is the biggest loser from the data we can see and that trend is set to continue, the UK production of Coal has dropped dramatically and is anticipated to be less key in the UK’s power strategy year on year.