The UK’s low carbon share of electricity generation by Major Power Producers accounted for 45.8% between December 2015 and February this year.
That was a 5.7% increase due to a rise in renewable energy production, new data from DECC reveal.
That increase was particularly in bioenergy which was up by 27% and wind which picked up by 13.7%.
Offshore generation increased by 26% compared to the same period a year ago whilst onshore wind was up by 2%.
The total energy supplied by Major Power Producers fell 5.5% compared to the same period a year earlier.
Supply from coal-fired power stations fell by 49% due to an increase in green sources.
On the other hand, supply from gas-fired stations rose by 33%, DECC stated.
Supply from nuclear power stations fell by 1.6% due to some outages at the end of last year which have been resolved, it added.