Energy UK responds to Carbon Brief's latest renewable figures
Responding to Carbon Brief’s latest analysis showing that low-carbon sources contributed 53% of UK generation in 2018, Energy UK’s chief executive, Lawrence Slade said:
"As these latest figures confirm, low carbon sources now provide the majority of the UK's electricity generation - underlining just how much the energy industry has transformed itself in recent years by moving to cleaner, decarbonised sources of power. We need to maintain and accelerate this progress, so it is vital the cheapest forms of renewables like solar and onshore wind can contribute fully to our decarbonisation drive without further delay.
"The analysis also shows what an important role energy efficiency can play in reducing demand and therefore both tackling emissions and cutting costs to customers - which underlines why we are calling for the government to rollout a National Energy Efficiency Programme across the UK for domestic and non-domestic premises."