REA comments on renewables being Britain’s main power source in Q1 2020

  • Earlier this week, EnAppSys released their latest Energy Insight report
  • The report found that for the first time in history, renewables were the UK’s main power source in Q1 2020
  • Renewables provided 44.6% of all electricity generation, this was followed by gas-fired power plants which provided 29.1%

Amy MacConnachie, Head of External Affairs at the REA commented:

“The renewables industry has been no stranger to breaking records over the past few years but this one in particular is a huge moment for the UK and is testament to the hard work of the industry.

“This announcement shows that we are on the right track but this is by no means guaranteed to continue. Given the policy uncertainty and risk of return to a low oil price world, it is now more important than ever to ensure the fight against climate change remains a top priority for the Government.”



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Amy MacConnachie

Head of External Affairs


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Notes to Editors

The full Energy Insights report is available here.

About the REA

The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, and power. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.

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