Provisional data released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) shows a record high of 38.3% electricity generation share coming from Low Carbon renewable sources in 2014 compared 2013.
The highest share in 18 years was achieved despite a fall in coal and nuclear power generation.
Nuclear sources were 9.7% down on 2013 figures and coal power generation fell by 23.3%.
Low carbon electricity’s share of generation increased from 37.3 per cent in 2013 Q4 to 37.8 per cent in 2014
Q4, with an increase in renewable generation offsetting the fall from nuclear.
Low Carbon Electricity's share of generation 2011-2014
The increased share of primary renewables and gas, at the expense of the less thermally efficient coal and
nuclear, has meant fuel use fell by more than generation in 2014.
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