Renewable generation still within levels which won’t destabilise grids. More than double this 4% figure spells trouble.
By Paul Homewood
I looked at the EU’s progress in cutting GHG emissions the other day. Let’s now take a closer look at renewable energy stats.
All figures are from the BP Energy Review.
As far as wind power is concerned, the UK sits 7th on the list, with 3.8%.
As for solar, unsurprisingly it is the Mediterranean states leading the way.
Across the EU as a whole, including the seven smaller states not show above, solar/wind power accounted for 4.8% of Primary Energy Consumption in 2014. In the UK, this figure was 4.3%.
Bear this in mind when the renewables industry, greenies and others say we are not pulling our weight.