28 Mar '13, 3pm

Press release: #Renewables now a major contributor to UK energy

Renewables now a major contributor to UK energy Posted: 28 March, 2013. Written by REA News Renewable Energy Association Press Release 28th March 2013 Renewable electricity up 20% on previous year 2012 was a strong year for the performance of renewable energy generation, mainly due to new renewable power projects coming on-stream, Government figures reveal today [1] . 11.3% of the UK’s electricity last year was generated from renewables overall, and 12.5% in the fourth quarter. Much of this growth is due to new on- and offshore wind farms, in spite of lower than average wind speeds over the year. 2012 was also fairly dry, meaning less output from hydro. Biomass generation increased 17%, largely thanks to Tilbury’s conversion to biomass, and the capacity of solar PV increased 70%, up to 1.7GW. Total UK renewable power capacity now stands at 15.5GW. REA Chief Executive Gayno...

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