Monday, 2 May 2016

Renewables have moved up generation league table

Rather late notification from my supplier (Good Energy) of this key point from a DECC statistical press release (pdf):

Renewable electricity generation was 83.3 TWh in 2015, an increase of 28.9 per cent on the 64.7 TWh in 2014, with bioenergy up by 27.8 per cent and wind generation up 26.4 per cent. Renewables’ share of electricity generation was a record 24.7 per cent in 2015, an increase of 5.6 percentage points on the 19.1 per cent in 2014. Renewable electricity capacity was 30.0 GW at the end of 2015, a 21.9 per cent increase (5.4 GW) on a year earlier.

Good Energy adds: "Renewables are now the second biggest generator of electricity in the UK. That’s only 5% behind gas and ahead of both coal and nuclear – a strong foundation for a 100% renewable future."

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