UK renewables generation up sharply in 2014
Electricity generated from renewable sources in the UK increased by 21% in 2014, according to DECC figures. The department’s annual DUKES publication, published on Thursday 30 July, said that renewables had accounted for 19.1% of the UK power mix last year, up from 14.8% a year earlier. Offshore wind generation increased by 17%, and onshore generation was up by 10%. Gas became the main fuel in the UK generation mix last year, with its share increasing from 27% to 30%. Coal’s share decreased from 36% to 30%, while nuclear power’s share dropped marginally to 19% following outages in the second half of the year.