How the renewable energy sources have evolved in the UK over the years?

The United Kingdom has been actively investing in renewable energy since 2004. The UK’s energy mix has changed drastically over that time. Let’s take a look at the stats: according to research by Drax Electric Insights … 42% of electricity is now generated from renewable sources, which is around 6% of the total energy usage,. Scotland produces 90% of electricity from renewable sources.

In 2012, the Green Deal was launched by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, which gave away loans for energy saving measures for properties in Great Britain to enable consumers to benefit from energy efficient improvements to their home.  

According to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Renewable energy prices have been rapidly falling since 2009. The solar cost has fallen globally by 90%. 

According to the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap, the government is now planning to meet most of the power requirements from renewable sources. From heating homes to powering cars, most of the power will now come from wind and solar energy, with a smaller share from tidal, hydro, and geothermal sources.