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UK uses 25 percent electricity from renewable energy in Q1 2017

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Tinuku ~ Britain uses more than 26 percent of electricity from renewable sources in first quarter of 2017. Renewable energy sources generate more than a quarter of electricity generation across the UK in the Q1 of this year, which is dominated by wind power plants on the land that produce a record high of 8.3 percent and helps to further liberate from the dependence of fossil energy especially coal.

Tinuku UK uses 25 percent electricity from renewable energy in Q1 2017

Renewable energy accounts for 26.6 percent of UK power sources in the first quarter of 2017 or up from 25.6 percent in the same quarter of 2016. Wind power on land and solar power plants are the main contributors to this increase.

Land wind power increases electricity by 20 percent or up from 6.4 TWh in Q1 of 2016 to 7.7 TWh in Q1 of 2017. Offshore wind generators fell 2.7 percent to 5.0 TWh. Meanwhile, solar power plants increased 16 percent to 1.7 TWh, and hydro power plants fell 15 percent to 1.8 TWh.

"Renewable energy is mainstream technology, cheaper and more advanced than ever," said RenewableUK Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck.

The global capacity of UK renewable electricity by the end of Q1 of 2017 is 36.9 GW or up 12 percent in the same period of 2016 and up 3.3 percent in the previous fourth quarter. Solar power accounts for one-third of all renewable capacity of 12.2 GW, then land winds by 32 percent, bioenergy by 16 percent, and offshore wind by 15 percent.

Renewable energy generation in Scotland also increased 13 percent in the first quarter and capacity increased to 16 percent with 9.3 GW. The Scottish renewable energy industry demonstrates performance according to what has been planned to create clean and reliable energy.

The data shows the industry continues to shift, benefiting wider economies and the environment. The renewable electricity sector continues to play an important role and the Energy Strategy of the Scottish Government has explained the steps to remove fossil fuels.


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