31 Mar '16, 10am

wind power setting records in #England & pushing prices lower

New official figures released today highlight the record performance of renewable energy over the past year. Renewables are playing a central role in powering Britain’s homes, business and factories – and fuel bills are falling. The data, from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, shows that in 2015 a record 24.7% of the UK’s electricity was generated from renewable sources - an increase of 5.6% on 2014. The amount of electricity generated by wind increased by 26%, so that overall wind energy now powers 9.8 million British homes. Meanwhile solar output increased by 86%, and bioenergy grew by 28%. At the same time, the government released figures which show that the average household electricity bill decreased by £8 (1.4%) - due to falling energy costs and lower demand. RenewableUK’s Deputy Chief Executive, Maf Smith, said: “These excellent figures show that renewabl...

Full article: http://www.renewableuk.com/en/news/press-releases.cfm/201...

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