UK: Almost 20% Wind Energy in First Quarter 2018

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The government has released new figures

Official Press Release RenewableUK:

Wind generates nearly 20% of UK electricity – new Government statistics

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Wind generates nearly 20% of UK electricity – new Government statistics

RenewableUK is highlighting new figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which show that wind generated almost a fifth of the UK’s electricity (19.1%) in the first quarter of 2018.

The UK’s onshore wind farms supplied 10.6% of the country’s power needs, while offshore  produced 8.5%. Renewables overall generated 30.1% in Q1, according to the Government’s “Energy Trends” document published today.  RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said “These new figures show that wind power alone is generating nearly 20% of the UK’s entire electricity needs. Although that’s impressive, it’s just the start. Today’s landmark report from the Government’s... ... More: Official Press Release RenewableUK

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