The proportion of the UK’s electricity generated by renewables increased by 60 per cent between the second quarter of 2012 and the second quarter of 2013. But some of the rise will be short-lived after the closure of a major biomass power station.
The figures are contained in the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s latest ‘snapshot’ quarterly energy statistics.
The figures track energy production and consumption between mid 2012 and mid 2013, and show a significant rise in renewable electricity production:
UK energy statistics show wind power and biomass push renewable electricity to record high - for a bit