Wind generation grew by 76% in UK

Wind generation grew by 76.4% between June and August, according to a report from DECC. That’s due to an increase in wind capacity and higher speed, its latest energy statistics revealed. It […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Wind generation grew by 76.4% between June and August, according to a report from DECC.

That’s due to an increase in wind capacity and higher speed, its latest energy statistics revealed.

It added solar generation increased by 115% due to increased capacity and the share of renewables rose to 25.3% during the same period.

The news come after the UK Government decided to scrap subsidies for onshore wind projects from April 2016 and reduce support for solar and biomass.

Low carbon share of power generation increased to 43.7% due to a rise in green power production, the report added.

It also stated gas provided 30.2% of electricity generation, nuclear 21.5% and coal 20.5%.

The report added: “Indigenous energy production rose by a record 14% boosted by increased UKCS production with oil up 33% and gas up 8.6%.”

Petrol prices fell 2.5 pence per litre whilst diesel increased one pence per litre.