Renewables supplied 19.2% of UK power in 2014

Renewables supplied 19.2% of UK power in 2014

The latest DECC statistics show that renewables made up 19.2% of the UK\'s power supply last year, up from just 14.9% in 2013. At the same time, both coal and nuclear dipped, while gas increased its share a little too. Digging into what those renewables actually were, it looks like wind and solar were up 16.6% on the previous year, due mainly to new capacity while hydropower was up 26%. (This was the result of heavier rainfall, so can\'t necessarily be counted on year-over-year.)

Added Friday 8th May 2015