Energy UK comments on BEIS statistical releases
Following the latest quarterly statistical releases from BEIS, which showed low carbon electricity’s share of electricity generation reached a record high of 53.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, compared to 46.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2016. Energy UK has issued the following statement.
Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:
"These latest figures underline that renewable energy is now an integral part of our energy mix, supporting our view that future investment must support a variety of different technologies.
"As the recent offshore wind auction shows, the cost of renewables is falling as they play an increasing role in powering our homes and businesses, and we deliver low carbon economy at the lowest cost to consumers."
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