The UK is leading the way on rolling out renewable energy projects and cutting coal-fired power faster than its EU peers.
Much like Germany the UK is leading way on support for wind and solar power, but unlike Germany, the UK is decommissioning carbon-heavy coal-fired power in favour of cleaner alternatives at a quicker rate than almost anywhere else in the EU.
A German think tank published a document refutes claims that Brexit could hinder the UK’s ‘green’ credentials by removing the EU’s clean energy and climate change targets.
The UK has pledged to phase out all coal-fired power by 2025 and has already shown the biggest reduction behind Denmark with coal being responsible for just 7pc of the UK’s electricity generation mix falling from 28pc in 2010.
The UK also increased its share of wind, solar and biomass by 20 percentage points from 8pc in 2010 to 28pc last year, narrowly behind Denmark’s progress.
Germany has a higher base of renewable energy at 30pc of the electricity generation mix but started from a higher base of 13pc in 2010.