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96 Terawatts of Renewable Energy Generated in 2017

Biomass boiler heating has always been a great option for people who want to invest in sustainable energy supply.

One of the biggest successes of 2017 was the significant growth experienced in renewable energy in the UK. Renewable energy made up 25 per cent of electricity generated, while low carbon technologies were responsible for over 50 per cent of the total amount of energy generated in the UK. Coal produced just 7 per cent of the energy generated.

One of the most startling facts about the growth in renewable energy generation last year is that the UK produced enough energy from renewables alone, to have powered the UK in 1958, The Independent newspaper reported.

Though obviously our energy demands have grown significantly in that time, this milestone is something for the industry to be very proud of.

The energy sources that contributed to this are biomass, solar, wind and geothermal. Wind energy in particular is behind a lot of the growth with offshore wind farms being built at a startling rate. Scotland is now the second biggest producer of wind energy in the world, second only to Denmark in the amount it creates, and there are a number of bigger offshore wind farms in the pipeline.

2017 was a year with a lot of firsts in it for the renewable energy sector. We had our first day when renewable energy production outstripped that of conventional energy sources on a sunny, yet windy day in May for example.

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