30 Jul '15, 10am

New stats show why Tories shouldn’t shoot the lion of the renewable energy sector. Media release:

RenewableUK, the wind and marine energy trade association, says new Government statistics released today show that onshore and offshore wind energy is playing a crucial role in securing clean energy supplies for British homes, offices and factories. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published its key annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics covering 2014. Electricity generated from renewable sources increased by 21% in 2014 compared to the previous year, and accounted for 19.1% of total UK electricity generation (up from 14.9% in 2013). DECC describes onshore wind as “the leading individual technology for the generation of electricity from renewable sources during 2014” , supplying 29% of the total, while offshore wind generated a further 21%, making a total of 50% of renewable electricity supplied by wind. 9.5% of the UK’s electricity was generated by onshore a...

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

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