As we get ready to publish our latest UK energy market report the DECC released last year’s energy statistics. Even though figures did not match the predicted targets Renewable energy generation expanded significantly and carbon emissions fell in 2011.
Renewable energy generation registered an increase of 35% in comparison to the previous year (2010). Back then renewables accounted for 6.8% of all electricity supplied in the UK. Last year it was responsible for 9,5%, only 0,5% short of the illusive 10% mark that had been predicted.
Overall low carbon generation rose about 4% accounting for 28.4% of all electricity generation in 2011. Offshore wind and hydroelectric generation registered the biggest increases followed by onshore wind and thermal renewables (including co-firing).