29 Sep '11, 10am

Yay! Wind energy output rises 120% year on year, renewables supply all time high of 9.6%: via @businessgreen ^MC

Renewable electricity contributed an all time high of 9.6 per cent of the UK's grid mix in the second quarter of this year, statistics released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change have revealed. The 7.86TWh (terawatt hours) contributed by green energy generators represented a 50 per cent rise on the same time last year. FURTHER READING Scotland cuts ribbon on Gamesa wind R&D centre Scotland leads race to cut UK emissions The surge in green energy was led by the wind energy sector, which saw output rise 120 per cent year on year, and hydroelectricity where output rose 75 per cent year on year. Nuclear energy also saw a large rise, increasing by 38 per cent to 17.44TWh, making up 21 per cent of the UK's overall supply, its highest since 2006. The performance put nuclear on a par with coal, which recorded 18.14TWh of output, making up 22 per cent of all elect...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2113098/uk-renewable...

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