Government reveals rise in ‘green’ electricity generation

Figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that electricity generated by renewable energy rose in 2009 to 6.6 per cent, with wind accounting for 37 per cent of that total.

Total electricity generation from all renewable sources in 2009 was 25,222GWh, 17 per cent higher than in 2007, and installed capacity for renewable generation reached 8GW at the end of 2009, compared with 6.8GW in 2008.