31 Jul '14, 9am

UK green electricity output soars 30 per cent in 2013

Electricity from renewable sources increased 30 per cent over 2013 to account for 14.9 per cent of total generation, government figures have today confirmed. The increased share marks a rise of 3.6 percentage points on 2012, when renewables made up 11.3 per cent of total electricity generation, according to the latest energy statistics released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). FURTHER READING Centrica and Dong Energy ditch Irish Sea offshore wind farm plans The coal industry needs to know the game is up Offshore wind generation increased by 50 per cent, and onshore wind output increased by 40 per cent. Importantly, both the offshore and onshore wind load factors – 37.5 per cent and 27.9 per cent respectively – exceeded or equalled the 27.9 per cent recorded by gas power plants, suggesting wind power can deliver significantly higher levels of efficienc...

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