Congratulations to the UK government on the great progress it’s making in renewable energy!
Ed Davey, the UK Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, released a statement saying, “The government’s investment in renewable energy is paying off: renewable electricity has more than doubled in just four years – with around 15 per cent of Britain’s electricity already coming from clean renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro.
“This massive investment in green energy is accelerating, with 2013 a record year, with almost £8 billion invested across range of renewable technologies. Having a strong UK renewable sector helps to reduce our foreign imports of energy, improving our energy security, as well as helping us tackle climate change and creating new hi-tech green jobs. A green energy future that once seemed impossible for Britain is fast becoming a reality.”
For more information, check out the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2014 here.