Sep 28th 2012
DECC stats show increasing UK renewables output
Renewables generation in the UK increased 6.5% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2012, reaching 8.13TWh, according to DECC's latest Energy Trends published on Thursday 28 September. The report showed offshore wind generation rose during the quarter by 46.7%, while onshore generation fell by 11.4%. Renewables held a 9.6% share in overall electricity generation--a 0.6 percentage point increase on the same period last year. Coal accounted for 36.1% of generation during Q212, which DECC said was its highest second quarter share in the last 14 years. Gas constituted 29.8% of generation, its lowest second quarter share over the same period.
Over the period, prices for industrial electricity consumers were above the EU-15 median for larger consumers, but below the median for smaller consumers. Prices for industrial gas consumers were the lowest in the EU-15 for all consumers.
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