In 2020 renewable energy accounted for 16% of the energy consumption. Increased use of renewable energy is one of the key drivers of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the UK’s climate change mitigation strategy.
Total energy consumption includes renewable energy.
These estimates have not been adjusted for temperature or seasonal factors.
The use of nuclear energy has declined between 1998 and 2020, with 46% less power from nuclear in 2020 compared to 1998. For the same period there has been a large rise in the consumption of energy from bioenergy and waste, wind, solar and hydro. Energy consumption from bioenergy and waste increased nine fold from 1998 to 2020.
Low carbon energy consumption includes nuclear and renewable energy (Bioenergy and waste and Wind, solar and hydro)
These estimates have not been adjusted for temperature or seasonal factors