27 Feb '14, 11am

Official: Wind power output grew 38 per cent in 2013

Official: Wind power output grew 38 per cent in 2013

Low-carbon electricity accounted for nearly one third of all power generated last year thanks to a surge in wind power output, according to new figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today. Provisional energy statistics for 2013 revealed that the UK's growing fleet of wind farms met 7.7 per cent of power demand last year, up from 5.5 per cent in 2012 – an increase of 38 per cent year-on-year. FURTHER READING UK publishes smart grid "routemap" Statistics watchdog contradicts government claims over flood spending Overall, low-carbon generation accounted for 32.7 per cent of electricity supplied last year, up from 29.4 per cent in 2012. Much of that growth can be attributed to the huge growth in offshore wind capacity. According to RenewableUK , four major offshore wind projects were completed in the 12 months from June 2012 to July 2013, with ...

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