26 Mar '15, 11am

Record green electricity generation takes renewables past nuclear

Record green electricity generation takes renewables past nuclear

Renewables generated a record 19.2 per cent of UK electricity last year, overtaking nuclear power. New government statistics show renewable electricity generation rose significantly from last year, when it accounted for 14.9 per cent of overall production, and surpassing nuclear on 19 per cent. FURTHER READING The green economy is booming - have you noticed? UK low carbon investment report - At a glance By the end of 2014, total renewable electricity capacity was 24.2GW, up a 23 per cent - or 4.5GW - on a year earlier. These installations produced 64.4 terawatt hours (TWh) - an increase of 20 per cent on the 53.7TWh in 2013, with bioenergy up by 24 per cent following a second conversion unit at Drax power station, while extra capacity pushed wind generation up 11 per cent. Electricity produced by solar PV saw a 93 per cent increase, but still only accounts for around six p...

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