[Infographic] – Renewable energy in the UK – 8 reasons to be cheerful

Of course there is a long way to go, but we’ve gathered 8 reasons to be optimistic about renewable energy in the UK.

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  1. A single wind turbine can generate enough electricity to make 230 million cups of tea.
  2. Renewable energy sources produce nearly a third of all UK electricity.
  3. 25% of the UK’s population live in areas suitable for geothermal district heating using heat pumps.
  4. Renewable energy creates 5 times more jobs than fossil fuels.
  5. In April 2018 Britain went 55 hours without using coal power at all – for the first time in 136 years.
  6. More UK electricity was produced by wind and solar sources in 2017 than by nuclear power stations.
  7. In 2018 4,500 new electric car registrations are made per month.
  8. The UK network of electric car charging points has increased from a few hundred in 2011 to more than 16,700 in June 2018.