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UK Renewable Energy Powering Forward

UK Renewable Energy Powers Forward

Renewable energy is powering forward in the UK, according to the 2012 update to the Renewable Energy Roadmap published today by Energy Secretary Edward Davey.

Significant progress has been made on the rollout of renewable energy across the United Kingdom from July 2011 to July 2012, including:

  • A 27 per cent increase in overall renewable electricity generated;
  • A 40 per cent increase over the same period in renewable electricity capacity. Now over 10 per cent of all electricity generated is coming from renewables;
  • A 60 per cent increase of offshore wind capacity to 2.5 gigawatts, and;
  • A five-fold increase in solar PV capacity.

The Roadmap shows that the UK is on track to meeting our first interim target on the way to the ambitious European target to source 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020.

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