Wind, solar and bioenergy surge to supply a record 25% of the country’s electricity for a whole quarter, outstripping coal for first time in UK electricity mix. It now comes into second place behind gas fired electricity.

The revelation of the surge in wind, solar and bioenergy to a record 25% comes in a week when the government has been heavily criticised for cutting support for clean energy.

The two biggest renewable producers were biofuel and wind (combined on- and offshore), with solar and hydro representing comparatively little power.

The UK government has released a report on the state of renewable energy generation in the country.