Britain CAN be 85% Renewable by 2030

23rd September 2015

According to a new study from Greenpeace, the United Kingdom could generate 85% of its electricity from tidal, wind and solar power by 2030.

The study cites falling renewable costs, such as the reduced costs of projects like the Wyre Eco-THEP (Tidal Hydro Energy Plant), as a reason for the good news, as well as developments in the technology and storage methods associated with renewables.

The study uses hourly weather data from the past 11 years to predict how demand can be met in a renewable future, with the inclusion of an increased reliance on electricity to power vehicles and heating systems.

As well as these positive results, the report also outlines methods that can be used to promote the use of sustainable energy sources, both on a small-scale and national level.

In order to reduce our gas and oil use when it comes to things like heating and powering cars, we will have to take steps to use more insulation, as well as a move towards electric heating and vehicles.

But to cope with increased electricity use, alternative generation methods are going to be needed. That means wind and solar farms, as well as tidal projects such as ours.

To find out more, please read the Greanpeace UK study.