The supply of electricity from the renewables is the highest ever contribution in the UK, says an energy statistics report for third quarter from Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The DECC statistics suggests that the UK’s electricity supply in the country stands at 8.6%, reported.

Wind, a major form of renewable energy, has increased by 37%, compared to the same quarter in 2009.

Currently, wind supplies just under half of all UK renewable electricity, according to RenewableUK, the country’s renewable energy trade association.

The report said that this makes it the country’s leading renewable technology in actual units delivered to the grid.

Alex Murley, RenewableUK head of technical affairs said that they are now within reach of 10% of electricity from renewables, having had around 2% a decade ago.