British share of renewables setting records (24.7 % of Electricity)

Pie chart showing 24.7% of uk electricity produced from renewables

A provisional estimate from the British government shows the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy set a record last year.

A monthly update from the British Department of Energy and Climate Change finds the share of electricity generated from renewable energy was a record 24.7 percent last year, which marked an increase of 5.6 percent from the previous year.

On a quarterly basis, the DECC said fourth quarter data show the share of renewables increased year-on-year by 5 percent.

"The increase reflects increased capacity, particularly in solar photovoltaics and onshore and offshore wind," the government's report said.

http://www.winddaily.com/reports/British_share_of_renewables_setting_records_999.html

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/511939/Renewables.pdf

This is despite only half-hearted support from the government.
Nevertheless, companies like DONG have invested heavily in offshore wind, and continue to do so.
Since DONG and others are willing to provide low carbon wind electricity at competitive prices, why are we even contemplating the nuclear nonsense ?
If we put our efforts wholeheartedly into renewables, we could rival the German achievement, helped by our greater wind resource.
2016-05-14
British share of renewables setting records (24.7 % of Electricity)

A provisional estimate from the British government shows the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy set a record last year.

A monthly update from the British Department of Energy and Climate Change finds the share of electricity generated from renewable energy was a record 24.7 percent last year, which marked an increase of 5.6 percent from the previous year.

On a quarterly basis, the DECC said fourth quarter data show the share of renewables increased year-on-year by 5 percent.

"The increase reflects increased capacity, particularly in solar photovoltaics and onshore and offshore wind," the government's report said.

Pie chart showing 24.7% of uk electricity produced from renewables