Green light

As the low-carbon and renewable energy economy grew by 6.8% in 2017 to £44.5bn, the UK’s green economy is shooting up. Looking to the future, Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030, boosting the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to £2.6bn per year.

Sector at a glance

£5.1bn - The annual capital investment in the renewables sector in the UK

43.7% - The overall household waste recycling rate in the UK

$10bn - The combined amount raised by 38 green companies on markets in London