Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity down in the UK

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Government data shows coal and renewables down and more capacity in urgent need

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Government data shows coal down, renewables down, and need for more capacity

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Government data shows coal down, renewables down, and need for more capacity

Government releases provisional 2016 electricity generation data in Energy Trends / Coal generation fell nearly 60%, yet renewable generation down as well / Data underscores urgent need to build new electricity generation capacity

Government data released today indicates a near 60% reduction in coal power generation between 2015 and 2016. Electricity generated from renewable sources also declined, due to weather and outages. Domestic electricity use fell 1% between 2015 and 2016 despite similar weather patterns, indicating an increase in efficiency. Dr. Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive of the REA said: “As ageing coal and nuclear sites come offline and electricity demand is set to increase, the NAO estimates that we need to deploy 81 GW of new... ... More: Official Press Release REA

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