Q220 had a 44% renewable share of energy mix: In the second quarter of 2020, the share of the UK’s electricity generated from renewables was 44.6%.

Recent BEIS figures show, which suggest this is the second-highest share on the published data series.

There was a decrease to 35.1%, findings also reveal, in the share of energy generation coming from fossil fuels between April and June – this is the second time that the share of generation from renewables has exceeded the share of generation from fossil fuels.

As a result of the 67-day coal-free period in the UK between March and June, figures also suggest coal generation fell to record low levels, which is considered to be the longest since the 19th century.

9.3% higher than in the same period last year, low carbon electricity accounted for 62.1% of electricity generated, according to the data.

As the share of generation from nuclear was similar in both years, this increase is attributed to the increase in share for renewables.

Q220 had a 44% renewable share of energy mix

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