UK renewable energy supply up 23%


Thanks to Renewable Energy Focus for reporting the figures on renewable energy generation as released by the Dept of Energy and Climate Change.

Renewables now contribute 8.6% of the UK’s electricity supply as the figure rose by 23.1% in the third quarter of 2010, when compared with the same period last year.

Wind power rose by 37%.

Coal and solid fuel consumption rose by 13.4%, oil by 0.5% while gas consumption fell by 3.6% and primary electricity consumption fell by 18.5%.

Total energy consumption rose 0.3% to 44.2 million tonnes of oil equivalent.

The figures boost belief that the UK can “deliver on its 2020 targets”.

Read the full report here.

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