Also in the news: Renewables ‘success story’, Leeds clean air consultation launched

Five other stories to follow, including a minister’s praise for the growth of the UK’s renewables sector and details of a consultation on a clean air zone for Leeds

Wind turbines in field. Photograph: Jevanto/123RF
Renewables: 'a real UK success story'. Photograph: Jevanto/123RF

Renewables growth a ‘real UK success story’

Writing in City AM, climate change minister Claire Perry says that the growth of the renewables sector in 2017 “has been a real UK success story”. “The latest figures verified by National Grid indicate that last year was the greenest year ever, with almost 52% of electricity generation from low carbon sources between June and September,” Perry writes.

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