Renewable energy sources have achieved another record in the UK. According to data released by the government, in 2015, wind energy, hydroelectric power and other green sources covered a quarter of the country's energy needs, while coal power plants were responsible for covering 22% of the energy needs of the United Kingdom.
All in all, according to the Ministry of energy the UK, low-carbon electricity generation (RES and nuclear power), covered the 46% of the national demand for energy.
Renewable energy sources have from 19.1% in 2014 increased to 25% in 2015, while nuclear energy has increased by 2%, from 19% to 21%. Energy produced from gas power plants remained was stable at 30%, while energy from coal plants fell from 30% in 2014 to 22% in 2015.