Renewables produce record high electricity for UK in 2014

Power generation up by 43% compared to first quarter of 2013, reports BusinessGreen

UK renewables saw a record quarter, producing 18.1n terawatt-hours (TWh), an increase of 43% on the same period in 2013, according to new government figures released today.

Amid the wettest winter on record, both the wind and hydropower industries saw a surge in output. Onshore wind generation grew 62%, offshore wind output increased by more than half, and hydropower increased by 78%, reaching a record quarterly level of 2.2TWh, the data showed.

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