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While most of the UK was settling into a post-Christmas haze, the elves at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) were not to be outdone on festive cheer. “UK renewables powers forward!” came the announcement from the press office in the closing days of December, adding that “significant progress” had been made. There was no mistaking the feel-good message of the announcement: the UK's renewables industry is thriving in one of the toughest economic climates in living memory, and amid a myriad of regulatory reforms and cuts to support. But is this really the case? Certainly, DECC's figures look good on paper. From July 2011 to July 2012 the UK has seen a 27% increase in overall electricity generation from renewables, taking the UK's total to 10% – just under a third of what it needs to achieve by 2020. In addition, there was a 40% increase in renewable electrici...

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