The statistics recently published on gov.uk showed that last year nearly a quarter of all electricity generated in the UK (24.6%) came from renewable sources – more than from coal (which is just over a fifth). It’s the first time that renewables have overtaken coal. Good news to an extent, but it’s still not growing fast enough and the UK is looking likely to miss the 2020 energy target.
Figures have also been published for the first quarter of this year, showing growth against the same period last year, taking renewables past the 25% mark. This is mostly because of increased capacity; wind speeds were lower than in the same quarter in 2015, as was rainfall.
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