Renewable energy comes from natural sources such as sunlight and wind. It produces electricity without emitting greenhouse gases and offers an alternative to traditional non-renewable fossil fuels. Currently the most widely used renewable technologies include solar panels, wind turbines and hydro-electric (including tidal energy).
2020 marked the first year in the UK’s history that electricity came predominantly from renewable energy, with 43% of our power coming from a mix of wind, solar, bioenergy and hydroelectric sources.
For more information on how you can generate your own renewable energy, head to the Energy Savings Trust website.
An easy first step is switching your electricity tariff to one that comes from renewable energy!