Figures show new record for Renewable Energy power generation in the UK

The department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has produced figures earlier in the month that show 15.5% of total electricity generation was from renewable sources in the 2nd quarter of the year.

This has increased 5.8% on the 1012 figures that had previously stood at 9.7%.

“This confirms what we have been seeing for some time, which is renewables steadily becoming more important in meeting our electricity needs, and wind being responsible for the lion’s share of the progress,” Maf Smith, – RenewableUK.

This is a clear sign of progress towards the EU 2020 20% target and is welcomed by industry professionals.

UK Energy from Renewables
UK Energy from Renewables
Renewable Energy Targets
EU Renewable Energy Targets

 

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