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Last year, a record 33% of electricity was generated by renewable energy sources in the UK. Coal accounted for only 0.6% of electricity production from April to June 2019, according to latest statistics from BEIS: more than 3,000 hours without using coal this year, nearly five times more than the whole of 2017.The share of renewables, however, rose to 35.5% of the UK’s total power production in the second quarter of this year – an increase from 32% during the same period in 2018.Overall, green energy was up by 9.9%, with production increasing from 24.6TWh to 27.1TWh over the course of a year. Gas accounted for 43.6% while nuclear made up 17.1% of total electricity generated in the second quarter of 2019.

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